Recent Articles by Kenneth Mays
Published: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 5:57 pm MST
The George Riser home and boot shop is located on the northwest corner of Main and Parley streets in Nauvoo.
Published: Tuesday, November 3, 2015 3:30 pm MST
Mount Pisgah on the Iowa Mormon Trail was both a campsite as well as a way station or temporary settlement, utilized during the years 1846-1852.
Published: Tuesday, October 27, 2015 5:43 pm MDT
As Brigham Young and the pioneer company continued to cross Iowa Territory in 1846, they passed by the area that is now the little town of Murray in Clarke County.
Published: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 4:00 pm MDT
Fort Limhi was a Mormon missionary settlement during the years 1855-1858. Small remnants of the fort are still visible. In Idaho, the name of the fort was changed from Limhi to Lemhi. The county, and a nearby m...
Published: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 4:00 pm MDT
In mid-January 1847, the extreme suffering of the members of the Mormon Battalion and its animals continued until they reached a water source named Palm Spring in California on Jan. 17.
Published: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 3:30 pm MDT
Of all the campsites utilized by the Mormon pioneers in Iowa, several served as temporary settlements as well. One of those sites was Garden Grove, Decatur County, Iowa.
Published: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 4:00 pm MDT
One of the restored homes and buildings in Nauvoo, Illinois, is one that once belonged to Ellis Mendenhall Sanders.
Published: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 3:10 pm MDT
In Wayne County, Iowa, SR 2 goes through the town of Corydon, the home of the Prairie Trails Museum of Wayne County. It houses more than 90,000 artifacts and exhibits, including one about the LDS hymn "Come, Co...
Published: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 3:01 pm MDT
Beginning just west of what is now El Centro in the state of California, the Mormon Battalion labored through extremely difficult conditions as it continued on this section of its long march.
Published: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 4:00 pm MDT
Shortly after crossing the Colorado River heading west, the Mormon Battalion entered the Anza-Borrego desert under the most trying of circumstances.