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Where in Cincinnati Was the Third Edition of the Book of Mormon Printed?
|Title||Where in Cincinnati Was the Third Edition of the Book of Mormon Printed?|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Journal||Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture|
|Keywords||Early Church History|
The third edition of the Book of Mormon was stereotyped and printed in Cincinnati in 1840. The story of the Church’s printer, Ebenezer Robinson, accomplishing this mission has been available since 1883. What has remained a mystery is exactly where in Cincinnati this event took place; there is no plaque marking the spot, no walking tour pamphlet, no previous images, and its history contains conflicting documentation. This article will attempt to untangle the mystery by using old descriptions, maps of the area, and images. I also honor the printer, Edwin Shepard, whose metal and ink made this edition a reality.
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