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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Traveling south some 20 miles from Nauvoo, Illinois, one reaches a site on the prairie that was once the thriving community of Green Plains.
Fifteen miles south of Nauvoo, Illinois, on the same east bank of the Mississippi River, is the little town of Warsaw.
Brigham Young and those who crossed Iowa with him in 1846 crossed and camped near the Chariton River during the period of March 22-31, 1846.
It was near Yuma, Arizona, that the Mormon Battalion arrived at and crossed the Colorado River. This monument to the battalion stands where that story unfolded at Yuma in West Wetlands Park on the banks of the ...
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.