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Mormon Church purchases historic Susquehanna property in northern Pennsylvania

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  • IQ92 Saint George, UT
    Jan. 11, 2011 12:06 a.m.

    $210,000 per acre can't be right. Still, it does have a junkyard.

  • Sponge Bob Rockwall, TX
    Jan. 11, 2011 12:07 a.m.

    Wow...$210,000 per acre seems a little steep. Is that the going rate in that area?

  • Max Syracuse, NY
    Jan. 11, 2011 7:04 a.m.

    I have been to this site many times. It is not listed among the church's history sites and that is a shame. As such, most people don't know how to get there. I hope this purchase means that the church is planning some future development. As it is now, it is difficult to reach the river but it can be done. It would be great if the church was able to build a walk way over the railroad tracks and build a park by the river. This site is too important not to do something. One concern is that this area can't handle much traffic and development would certainly bring that.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 11, 2011 8:10 a.m.

    Wow, I'm dizzy after reading that.

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    Jan. 11, 2011 8:46 a.m.

    Max | 7:04 a.m. Jan. 11, 2011
    Syracuse, NY
    I have been to this site many times. It is not listed among the church's history sites and that is a shame.

    It probably would have raised the price some more. Glad it will be taken care of now. Great news.

  • FredEx Salt Lake, Ut
    Jan. 11, 2011 8:52 a.m.

    "It is also the site where much of the church's Book of Mormon was translated, where revelations comprising 15 sections of the church's Doctrine and Covenants volume of scripture were received, and where John the Baptist appeared as an angel to bestow the Aaronic Priesthood."

    Would the Tribune ever print a statement such as this in a news article? Where's the usual qualifiers such as, "Church members believe," or "Smith claimed"?

    I don't have a problem with the statement, but I'm surprised a reporter would lay it out like that. That seems to be a big risk in the "verify-your-facts" world or journalism.

  • ute alumni Salt Lake, UT
    Jan. 11, 2011 9:36 a.m.

    Ernie,
    After reading your comments for months I think you were dizzy BEFORE reading the article.

  • Greenmountain Payson, UT
    Jan. 11, 2011 10:30 a.m.

    Here is some help to find Oakland, Penn. Oakland is about 8 miles EAST of Interstate 81 and about 4 miles SOUTH of the border with New York state. The historic site is a little west of the town of Oakland and on the north side of the river. Google Earth is handy to see the site from above.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 11, 2011 11:17 a.m.

    ute alumni: just so much spin, I can hardly see straight.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    Jan. 11, 2011 11:37 a.m.

    It's pleasing to see an organization today using its resources to preserve its history. Too often we lose our past because groups refuse to or can't keep important sites. Good for the LDS Church for doing this.

  • nostradomus Woods Cross, UT
    Jan. 11, 2011 11:55 a.m.

    .....$2,100,000 divided by 10 acres = $210,000/acre, remember it's Pennsylvania. Everywhere you go there's a coal mine/sink hole a few feet under. On the surface it's a beautiful place, beautiful river.....Angels visited it!

  • FredEx Salt Lake, Ut
    Jan. 11, 2011 12:04 p.m.

    41 57.071 N, 75 38.324 W

    Copy and paste in Google Earth. There you are.

  • The Caravan Moves On Enid, OK
    Jan. 11, 2011 2:43 p.m.

    Cool!

    What appears to be nothing special to many often is not.

    This would be one of those times. The caravan moves on!...