Winter Quarters is the place where the early Saints escaped to after much persecution. They decided they needed to spend the winter here before travelling on to the promised safe area west. Here much suffering and death occurred due to severe winter conditions and lack of supplies, the early Saints were driven from their homes so quickly they didn't bring much with them. They didn't have time to grab and take anything with them as the mobs threatened their lives and destroyed their property. Here on the lot directly adjoining this Temple is a graveyard where many children and adults were burried.