Wilford C. Wood was a visionary in many ways: first, he purchased property in Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, and Pennsylvania that later became official LDS historic sites. Second, he collected historical artifacts such as the death masks of Joseph and Hyrum. Third, he claimed visions the LDS community considered appropriate only for apostles. An example of one of his visions is the reenactment of the restoration of the Melchizedek Priesthood. This paper will provide details of some of Wood’s visions and examples of his purchases of property and artifacts.
J. Taylor Hollist