Recent Articles by Kenneth Mays
Published: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 7:06 pm MDT
The Land and Records Office allows one to find out “who lived where” in Nauvoo, Illinois, during the early to mid-1840s.
Published: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 3:00 pm MDT
A little river served an important role for the Saints settling temporarily near Council Bluffs, Iowa, prior to their crossing the Missouri River to Winter Quarters, Nebraska.
Published: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 3:00 pm MDT
Council Bluffs, Iowa, ended the Mormon trek across Iowa and served as a site for many to prepare to finish the journey to Utah the following year. The Mormon Battalion began its famous march here.
Published: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 3:00 pm MDT
A marvelous visitors' center interprets the period when the Mormon Battalion spent some time at present-day San Diego. Battalion members provided assistance for a number of improvements that greatly benefited t...
Published: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 3:00 pm MDT
Some important events in LDS history are identifiable as to the very room where they occurred. This is the case with a number of incidents that unfolded in the Whitney Store in Kirtland, Ohio. This piece is to ...
Published: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 4:00 pm MST
The Susquehanna River played an important role in the lives of Joseph and Emma Smith, both temporally and spiritually. Some of the most sacred events in LDS history occurred near the banks of this river.
Published: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 4:15 pm MST
The Harmony, Pennsylvania, home of Joseph and Emma Smith has been rebuilt on the site where it stood when Joseph and Emma lived there in the late 1820s. It was part of the overall plan of the Priesthood Restora...
Published: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 3:30 pm MST
The newly restored and developed Priesthood Restoration Site was dedicated Sept. 19, 2015, by President Russell M. Nelson.
Published: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 4:36 pm MST
After its time at Warner’s Ranch, the Mormon Battalion marched on toward the Pacific Ocean. On Jan. 24, 1847, members camped at a site near modern day Temecula, Riverside County, that is presently covered...
Published: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 4:01 pm MST
On June 6, 1846, the Camp of Israel stopped for the night near the West Nodaway River and placed its wagons in a large circle. This circle of wagons came to be referred to as “Ring Camp.”