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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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.
The George Riser home and boot shop is located on the northwest corner of Main and Parley streets in Nauvoo.
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.
As Brigham Young and the pioneer company continued to cross Iowa Territory in 1846, they passed by the area that is now the little town of Murray in Clarke County.
Fort Limhi was a Mormon missionary settlement during the years 1855-1858. Small remnants of the fort are still visible. In Idaho, the name of the fort was changed from Limhi to Lemhi. The county, and a nearby m...
In mid-January 1847, the extreme suffering of the members of the Mormon Battalion and its animals continued until they reached a water source named Palm Spring in California on Jan. 17.
Of all the campsites utilized by the Mormon pioneers in Iowa, several served as temporary settlements as well. One of those sites was Garden Grove, Decatur County, Iowa.
One of the restored homes and buildings in Nauvoo, Illinois, is one that once belonged to Ellis Mendenhall Sanders.
In Wayne County, Iowa, SR 2 goes through the town of Corydon, the home of the Prairie Trails Museum of Wayne County. It houses more than 90,000 artifacts and exhibits, including one about the LDS hymn "Come, Co...
Beginning just west of what is now El Centro in the state of California, the Mormon Battalion labored through extremely difficult conditions as it continued on this section of its long march.