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President Gordon B. Hinckley and President Thomas S. Monson, first and second counselors in the First Presidency, respectively, break ground for the St. Louis Missouri Temple, which will be the Church's 50th temple.

The groundbreaking comes more than a century and a half after the Saints in Missouri were forced from their homes in Far West, Mo., where cornerstones had been laid for a temple. Ground for the St. Louis temple was broken Oct. 30. This time, Church leaders were given an enthusiastic welcome.

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