4. Grandin Press and Print Shop

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The restored print shop of Egbert B. Grandin in Palmyra, New York, where the first edition of the Book of Mormon was published in 1830. Martin Harris mortgaged his farm and sold part of it to pay the cost of printing 5,000 copies of the Book of Mormon. Typesetting began in August 1829, and finished copies were available March 26, 1830.

Significant Event: Martin Harris was commanded to impart freely of his property to pay the debt for the printing of the Book of Mormon (D&C 19:26–35).