latter-day saints http://kbia.org en Mormons returning to northwest Missouri, 174 years after 'extermination order' http://kbia.org/post/mormons-returning-missouri-174-years-later <p>Ever since Mormon prophet and founder Joseph Smith revealed the Book of Mormon in 1830, his followers have struggled for acceptance. If you want to understand the &quot;why&quot; behind this rocky relationship, the rolling farmland of northwest Missouri might be the best place to start -- the birthplace of the human race, according to Joseph Smith, and the place where Christ will first step down in the second coming.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 20:09:57 +0000 Jacob Fenston 8022 at http://kbia.org Mormons returning to northwest Missouri, 174 years after 'extermination order'