The Salt Lake Temple was constructed in the 1800's over the course of 40 years. The story of its constructing is quite impressive. But it doesn't have near the gold in it that Solomon's temple had. Temples were referred to as the Mountain of The Lord.<quoted text>I never bought the whole "god" thing, which is why I let the church at a young age. But yeah, they reconcile their beliefs with science instead of deny science, because ... well ... let's face it, the LDS church is the most successful business in the southwestern US. Have you seen their main temple in Utah? It's got more gold than all the rappers in New York combined.
One interesting fact. Brigham Young did try to get the state named Deseret. But the government official that had to approve it was not very fond of Mormons, so he it named Utah after the Ute Indians in that territory.
The translation of Utah in their language is "top of the mountains".
And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.