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Mormon Tabernacle Choir visits Black River Falls

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. - The world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir made a special stop in Black River Falls Wednesday while on its Upper Midwest Tour.  

The choir helped dedicate a new historical marker which it donated. It's in honor of the Mormon pioneers that harvested more than 1.5 million feet of lumber over 150 years ago.

The lumber was then floated 400 miles down the Black River and used to build the town of  Nauvoo in Illinois.  "We sang "Come, Come, Ye Saints" and you think about the lyrics to that song, no toil, no labor feared, and those people that came up here at that time were fearless," said choir member Paul McGuire.

The new marker will be located near the mills at the Trail of Honor Park.   


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