Kenneth Mays
Kenny Mays is a teacher at the Salt Lake University Institute adjacent to the University of Utah and a board member of the Mormon Historic Sites Foundation. For decades he has been studying and photographing LDS Church historical sites to assist in the preservation of Latter-day Saint history and where it unfolded. Kenny's images and articles have been published in numerous sources and symposia including the Deseret News' Mormon Times (weekly), the Ensign, LDS Church News, Mormon Historical Studies, Pioneer Magazine, LDS mission site guides, a number of DVDs, the BYU Religious Education Image Archives and elsewhere. He has five children and 12 grandchildren.

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One of the educational and family friendly places to visit at historic Nauvoo, Illinois, is the Family Living Center.
Asael Smith was the father of Joseph Smith Sr. He was taught the gospel by Joseph Sr. and grandson Don Carlos Smith.
The Mormon Battalion passed by the natural landmark known as Picacho Peak on their way to the Pacific Ocean. They camped there on Dec. 17, 1846.
The Cultural Hall in Nauvoo, Illinois, had more than 20 other different uses, including entertainment, church meetings, business, dances and funerals.
These images show the approximate site of the baptism of Brigham Young on land once occupied by his home, shop and mill.
Heading northwest from the San Pedro River, the Mormon Battalion approached the Presidio at the Mexican outpost of Tucson, now in Arizona, on Dec. 16, 1846.
Less than 10 miles from Tucson, Arizona, is the San Xavier del Bac Mission.
The first members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint pioneers passed through the village of Bentonsport, Van Buren County, Iowa, in early March 1846. There are buildings that that may be of inter...
About four miles northwest of Bonaparte on the Iowa Mormon Trail is the small village of Bentonsport. By the time the Mormon pioneers came through Bentonsport, several flour and saw mills had been constructed a...
After leaving Nauvoo, Illinois, on Feb. 15, 1846, Brigham Young with his wagons and family continued on for about 7 miles and joined those camped at Sugar Creek in the Iowa Territory.