Caption only: Monument of faith: 40 years in the making; 100 years of service

It has been said that the Salt Lake Temple stands as a monument to common workers united in an uncommon task.

Photographs on this page, ranging from 1853 to 1910, show the progress of this monumental effort. Evident also, if perhaps more subtle, is the people's respect for the House of the Lord. This respect has not diminished in the nearly a century and a half since Brigham Young first prodded his cane into the sagebrush and declared "Here we shall build a temple to our God."

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