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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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Sidney Rigdon joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by baptism in November 1830. He was serving as a Campbellite minister in Mentor, Ohio, at the time.
The Black River was used to float white pines harvested in Clark County, Wisconsin, downriver to sawmills for lumber to be used in building Nauvoo, Illinois.
Mormon loggers were the first white settlers to establish Neillsville, Wisconsin.
Frederick G. Williams died in 1842 and was buried in a site that is now Madison Park in Quincy, Illinois. The headstone seen here is situated in the Woodland Cemetery in Quincy to honor his memory.
In late December 1846, the Mormon Battalion continued westward in southern Arizona to an ancient archaeological site now known as Painted Rock Petroglyph Site, with hundreds of petroglyphs.
Still standing in old Nauvoo is the home once occupied by Samuel and Ruth Williams, located on the west side of Partridge Street between Kimball and Munson streets in Nauvoo, Illinois.
One of the most soul-stirring sites in old Nauvoo, Illinois, is Parley Street as it runs west from Granger Street to the bank of the Mississippi River.
Brigham Young and the Camp of Israel passed through Davis County, Iowa, near the present town of Drakesville, Iowa, on March 20, 1846.
William Pitt’s Nauvoo Brass Band performed at the county courthouse in Keosauqua, Iowa, several times in March 1846.
One of the educational and family friendly places to visit at historic Nauvoo, Illinois, is the Family Living Center.