Courtesy of Intellectual Reserve
This is the northeast view of the Far West Temple site,taken by photographer George Edward Anderson in 1907.
August 8, 1836: The “boom town” which became a “ghost town,” Far West, Missouri, was founded by Mormons. Read more about Far West here.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.