From the cover: "In September 1846, the last of more than 12,000 Nauvoo, Illinois residents were forcibly driven from their homes to begin their journey to the Great Basin, blazing what is now known as the Mormon Trail. Their presence in Nauvoo accounted for one of the largest and fastest growing cities in Illinois, and, the construction of its stately temple. In 1848, the same forces that drove them out also sacked and burned the temple. Today, more than 150 years later, the Nauvoo Temple rises on the very footprint of its original. Please join narrator Hal Holbrook for this remarkable story; an historic chapter from 19th-century America.
The DVD contains an additional 90 minutes of footage arranged into mini-documentaries on certain aspects of the modern temple's construction.