April 6, 2012
This undated photo released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shows an ordinance room at the new multimillion-dollar Mormon temple in Kansas City, Mo. The temple will largely serve about 25,000 members in the Kansas City area and about 100,000 members in Kansas and Missouri. The only other Mormon temple in Missouri is in St. Louis.
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Nearly two centuries after they were chased out of western Missouri, Mormons now have a multi-million dollar, 32,000-square foot, hard-to-miss concrete and marble temple in the Kansas City area not far from the site where founder Joseph Smith was once jailed.