LDS Church breaks ground for history library





With an old fireplace shovel that may have stoked fires at Brigham Young's home, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints turned over a patch of earth to dedicate the site for a 250,000-square-foot church history library.

''The first shovel full of dirt,'' President Gordon B. Hinckley said Friday.

The 95-year-old Hinckley then grabbed a full-size, gold-painted shovel and cracked, ''And now for the real thing,'' drawing laughter and applause from onlookers.


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