(KSL News) -- Ground was broken today for what will become the 123rd temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
President Gordon B. Hinckley, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: “Alright, I think it's a pretty good place to build a temple, it certainly isn't good for farming.. .."
Calling it an historic day in Sacramento, President Gordon B. Hinckley, now age 94, traveled to California for the ceremony and a special meeting with thousands of church members.
Also in attendance, were those in the aerospace industry, which once owned the 41 acres the temple will be built on... government officials and representatives of other faiths.
President Gordon B. Hinckley, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints "Much effort has gone into making all of this possible...public officials have been most cooperative...we thank them from the bottom of our hearts..."
Construction of the temple should take about a year and a half. It will become the seventh in California. The other temples are in Los Angeles, San Diego, Oakland, Redlands, Fresno and Newport Beach. The Newport Beach Temple is still under construction.