A Concise History of Zion
by E. Keith Howick
When Joseph Smith received the keys to gather Israel and learned the location of the city of Zion, the Saints joyfully left Ohio to gather in their promised land. Independence was "the center place" and hopes were high. But hope soon faded under the weight of relentless persecution. The dream of Zion was postponed until the day when the Saints could gather before the throne of their Lord and King.