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According to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, aka the Mormons, he received a revelation from the angel Moroni at the age of 17, eventually leading to the foundation of the Mormon Church. He is considered the first of the latter-day prophets.
The angel Moroni was the son of Mormon, who had written a gospel on plates of gold, in a lost language. Joseph was led to the secret site were the plates rested, and given two stones that had the power to translate the gold plates. Joseph’s trascription of the plates is known as the Book of Mormon.
This statue is in Temple Square, in Salt Lake City.
Part of the Nevada & Utah set [in progress].