Recent Articles by Kenneth Mays
Published: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 2:12 pm MST
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.
Published: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 3:02 pm MST
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.
Published: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 3:27 pm MST
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...
Published: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 3:01 pm MST
One example of Brigham Young's carpentry skills is seen in what was once the William H. Seward home in Auburn, New York.
Published: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 3:04 pm MST
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.
Published: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 3:00 pm MST
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.
Published: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 3:01 pm MST
Carthage Jail will ever be known as the site where the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were killed by a mob during the afternoon of June 27, 1844.
Published: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 3:01 pm MST
A convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Leman Copley owned over 700 acres of land that was then in Thompson. These images show land that Copley owned, including the cemetery where he and h...
Published: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 4:39 pm MST
Maps portraying the route of the Mormon Battalion show that, for a time, the battalion likely blazed its way heading west in what is now present-day Sonora, Mexico.
Published: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 3:02 pm MST
The Mormon Pioneer Cemetery is located at the intersection of Thornton and Crispin streets in Richmond, Ray County, Missouri. In 1911, Junius F. Wells facilitated the placement of the Monument to the Three Witn...