We started out the third day of our trip by spending a few hours in Nauvoo. We didn't have enough time to even see a fraction of what there is to see in Nauvoo, but we did get to see a couple things. Nauvoo, IL is where members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered after being driven out of Missouri (and other areas) and before they were forced to move West. In Nauvoo, there are several missionaries who demonstrate how early Saints lived in the 1800's - everything from weaving and baking to blacksmith(ing?) and wagon-making. And the temple there is absolutely beautiful! What a tribute to the great sacrifice the early Saints made to build the original temple.
(Can you see the Mississippi River in the background?)
You'll probably have to click on this to make it bigger, but it is the plaque on the above statue.
At the Blacksmith's Shop, we got a horseshoe and prairie diamonds (rings made from nails) made by the missionaries there.