Recent Articles by Kenneth Mays
Published: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 3:31 pm MDT
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.
Published: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 3:31 pm MDT
Less than 10 miles from Tucson, Arizona, is the San Xavier del Bac Mission.
Published: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 9:33 am MDT
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...
Published: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 3:30 pm MST
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...
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.