Recent Articles by Kenneth Mays
Published: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 5:34 pm MDT
A good number of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints settled in Montrose on the Iowa side of the river as Nauvoo was being established on the Illinois side.
Published: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 3:01 pm MDT
In an expanse of desert about 15 miles east of what is now Douglas, Arizona, the Mormon Battalion set up a rest camp near the San Bernardino Ranch in early December 1846.
Published: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 3:46 pm MDT
Located on River Road in Independence, Missouri, the Mound Grove Cemetery is home to several sites of interest to students of the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Published: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 4:58 pm MDT
The original Seventies Hall was constructed as a place where members of the Seventy could assemble to conduct quorum business.
Published: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 9:37 am MDT
Seen here is the Mormon Handcart Historic Site where the handcart pioneers, along with several companies of wagons, camped under extreme conditions.
Published: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 5:20 pm MDT
Robert Scott Lorimer’s leadership brought about the acquisition of a number of sacred sites associated with the handcart pioneers.
Published: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 4:01 pm MDT
The Yearsleys were relatively well off financially and very generous with their means. Their Nauvoo home is now owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and used for missionary housing.
Published: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 3:35 pm MDT
A number of individuals played a significant role in planning and carrying out the final arrest and martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith. One of those was Thomas Coke Sharp of Warsaw, Illinois.
Published: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 3:00 pm MDT
The Saints remained in Clay County for several years, during which time several new counties were created. One of those, Caldwell, was designated as a so-called Mormon county. Most of the Saints who had spent t...
Published: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 3:01 pm MDT
In November 1846, the Mormon Battalion marched through Guadalupe Canyon or Pass near the border of Arizona, New Mexico and Mexico.