Recent Articles by Kenneth Mays
Published: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 3:30 pm MST
The newly restored and developed Priesthood Restoration Site was dedicated Sept. 19, 2015, by President Russell M. Nelson.
Published: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 4:36 pm MST
After its time at Warner’s Ranch, the Mormon Battalion marched on toward the Pacific Ocean. On Jan. 24, 1847, members camped at a site near modern day Temecula, Riverside County, that is presently covered...
Published: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 4:01 pm MST
On June 6, 1846, the Camp of Israel stopped for the night near the West Nodaway River and placed its wagons in a large circle. This circle of wagons came to be referred to as “Ring Camp.”
Published: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 9:31 pm MST
Of the 11 children of Joseph and Emma Smith, only four biological sons and one adopted daughter survived to adulthood. The third son was Alexander Hale Smith.
Published: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 5:37 pm MST
After weeks in the region of the Anza-Borrego Desert in California, the trail blazed by the Mormon Battalion finally began to rise in elevation to areas that were less dry and desolate.
Published: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 6:14 pm MST
Near the town of Bridgewater, Adair County, Iowa, is a lovely park named after the Mormon pioneers who made their way past the area beginning in 1846.
Published: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 5:41 pm MST
In an area of southern Idaho on the Oregon Trail near Soda Springs and Lava Hot Springs lies the quaint little town of Chesterfield, which was spontaneously founded by its first inhabitants and not by assignmen...
Published: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 6:30 pm MST
On Jan. 19, 1847, members of the Mormon Battalion still found themselves on the California-Sonora Trail of the Mexican Era. Box Canyon became the first wagon road into southern California.
Published: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 5:57 pm MST
The George Riser home and boot shop is located on the northwest corner of Main and Parley streets in Nauvoo.
Published: Tuesday, November 3, 2015 3:30 pm MST
Mount Pisgah on the Iowa Mormon Trail was both a campsite as well as a way station or temporary settlement, utilized during the years 1846-1852.