This Small Illinois Town Has Stood The Test Of Time

Once upon a time, Nauvoo, Illinois was one of the most important towns in the state. It was the town where Joseph Smith, and other Mormons, sought refuge from religious persecution. In 1844, the population topped 12,000 people, rivaling the size of Chicago. Today, the history is so well-preserved. In fact, it is one of the most historic towns in the United States.

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