Recent Articles by Kenneth Mays
Published: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 12:00 am MDT
When President Gordon B. Hinckley announced in 1999 that the Nauvoo Illinois Temple was to be rebuilt, he explained "the new building will stand as a memorial to those who built the first such structure there o...
Published: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 12:00 am MST
The first two missions of some of the apostles to Great Britain had an enormous impact on Latter-day Saint history. The sites where the remarkable events of those Mormon missions unfolded are beautiful and rife...
Published: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:00 am MST
As the members of Zion's Camp continued west following their camp on the prairie near Norborne, Mo., they approached Richmond, Ray County, Mo.
Published: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 12:00 am MST
Shortly after leaving Santa Fe, N.M., the Mormon Battalion picked up the Rio Grande and followed it south. After following the river for several weeks, the battalion passed a geological feature in Sierra County...
Published: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 12:00 am MST
David Whitmer's name will forever be associated with the Book of Mormon as he was one of the Three Witnesses to the truthfulness of that volume.
Published: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 12:00 am MST
During the Nauvoo, Ill., period of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' history, a number of nearby settlements were established in a manner analogous to the spokes of a wheel with Nauvoo as the hub...
Published: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:00 am MST
In the summer of 1837, Elders Heber C. Kimball and Orson Hyde of the Quorum of the Twelve, with five other Mormon missionaries, arrived in Liverpool, England, to begin their historic mission to Great Britain.
Published: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 12:00 am MST
As the group known as Zions Camp worked its way through the heat and humidity of Carroll County, Mo., in 1834, its members experienced some dissent amongst themselves as they planned to set up camp on the ni...
Published: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 12:00 am MST
Following a few days spent at Santa Fe, N.M., from Oct. 9 to 12, 1846, the Mormon Battalion resumed its march toward the Pacific Ocean. Now, however, there was no Santa Fe Trail to follow.
Published: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 12:00 am MST
One of the better-known stories from the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the tragedy at Hawns Mill, Caldwell County Missouri, on Oct. 30, 1838. At least 17 Saints were killed an...