Thu, 11 August 2016
On this episode, we take a break from the historical timeline to examine a person that has been shrouded in mystery since making his way onto the Mormon historical scene in 1978; Mark Hofmann. He’s a man responsible for manufacturing an unknowable number of forgeries and selling them to the Church and other private collectors. All of his actions eventually lead up to 3 bombs going off, killing two people and severely injuring Hofmann himself. This is part one and it gets us up to the Salamander Letter in 1984, a year and a half before bombs start going off.
Joseph Smith III Blessing
Gordon B. Hinckley Conference Talk
September 9, 1984 Deseret News “Church” section
Dallin Oaks CES Symposium defending Salamander letter
Tracking the White Salamander with color coded source texts of Salamander Letter
September 1, 1984 Deseret News article titled “Letter”