Daily Archives: July 31, 2022

Bushman Reunion Day #3 Dinner and Evening Program

Here are some pictures of our fun evening with these new friends.  I think there is only one other family here that descends from Jacob Bushman, my branch.  Most of these cousins descend from John Bushman and many of them … Continue reading

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Bushman Reunion Day #3 Old Nauvoo Homes

We spent the rest of the afternoon visiting some of the restored homes in Old Nauvoo.  This is my favorite thing to do here.  I love to walk where they walked, and Feel their spaces.  I like to see the … Continue reading

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Bushman Reunion Day #3 Carthage Visitor’s Center and Jail

Our large group arrived in Carthage in shifts, and all afternoon we took turns watching the film and touring the jail.  This is a sobering sacred place where hard things happened. Here are my bus notes for this field trip: … Continue reading

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Bushman Reunion Day #3 The Nauvoo Stone Quarry

Martin Benjamin Bushman mentioned in a life sketch of his parents their participation in building the Nauvoo Temple. He included this brief statement, “They helped to build the temple the Saints was building at that time,” although he did not … Continue reading

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Bushman Reunion Day #3 Bushman Memorial Dedication

This bright Sunday morning we met at the Zion’s Mercantile Store on Bluff and Muholland Streets to dedicate a memorial to our Bushman Ancestors who lived here in Nauvoo.  Brian and Christy Christiansen own the Mercantile and have given us … Continue reading

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