The Manti Utah Temple stands on a hill overlooking the Sanpete Valley in Central Utah. The March 1978 Ensign magazine shares a bit of history …

“[The city] was settled by determined pioneers. They carved shelters for that first winter out of a hillside of creamy tan oolite; in the spring, they battled rattlesnakes for possession of the valley. And from that hill, they took the limestone to build their temple …

The temple can be seen when entering the Sanpete Valley from the north by way of Nephi Canyon from a distance of more than thirty miles. Indeed, the "Jeweled Crown of Manti (as it has been called) may rightly be called the Crown of Sanpete Valley.

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