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Picturing history: Brigham Young home in Iowa

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After leaving Missouri, Brigham Young and his family settled in Montrose, Iowa, across the Mississippi River from Nauvoo, Ill.

While Brigham was serving a mission in Great Britain, his wife and children moved to the Nauvoo side of the river. There they constructed a log cabin. Following his return, Brigham built the center portion of the home. The one-story additions on either side were put on later.

The Young home was essentially church headquarters following the death of Joseph Smith. The Young family lived there until leaving Nauvoo in February 1846.

One of the photos shows the Brigham Young home during a period of restoration in the 1960s.