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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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Multiple extant structures in Nauvoo, Illinois, served as both a family home and a place of business. One of those is the home and tin shop of Sylvester and Charity Stoddard.
Of all the siblings of LDS Church founder Joseph Smith, only one, Katherine Smith Salisbury, lived to the 20th century. Katherine passed away in Webster, formerly Ramus, Illinois, in 1900. She is buried in the ...
The history of the region that contains the village of Colwall in the U.K. dates back to the Romans but also appears in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when the gospel first went ...
Born in Smith County, Tennessee, in 1806, William E. McLellin joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1831. He was called to serve in the first Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in this dispensati...
During the Latter-day Saint period of its existence, Nauvoo, Illinois, had three general types of homes: log, frame and brick. Records indicate that there were once an estimated 400-500 frame dwellings in the c...
During the time that Lilburn W. Boggs served as governor of the state of Missouri (1837-1841), he was required to live at Jefferson City, the capitol of the state. He then returned to live in Independence at a ...
The images seen here identify the original foundation of a small LDS meetinghouse constructed in 1840 in Ramus, Illinois, which is now known as Webster.
During the end of 1838, Joseph Smith and some 50 others were arrested and eventually brought to Richmond, Ray County, Missouri. The prisoners were held at three different locations in Richmond, including the Ra...
This Nauvoo, Illinois, dwelling was built as a duplex shared by Erastus Snow and Nathaniel Ashby and their families.
A good number of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints settled in Montrose on the Iowa side of the river as Nauvoo was being established on the Illinois side.