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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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.
After following the San Pedro north for about 50 miles, the Mormon Battalion camped on the evening of Dec.13, 1846. On Dec. 14, the battalion then left the river heading more northwesterly toward Tucson.
Tradition holds that John Taylor, who later became the third president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was baptized in Black Creek, a site about 5 miles from his home in what is now downtown...
One example of Brigham Young's carpentry skills is seen in what was once the William H. Seward home in Auburn, New York.
On Dec. 11, 1846, the Mormon Battalion had its only major “battle” when a number of wild bulls charged and a dusty, chaotic melee ensued.
This commemorative, traditional-looking well was constructed on property once owned by a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints named King Follett.