Recent Articles by Kenneth Mays
Published: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 6:15 pm MDT
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.
Published: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 4:01 pm MDT
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.
Published: Tuesday, July 7, 2015 5:54 pm MDT
Mormon loggers were the first white settlers to establish Neillsville, Wisconsin.
Published: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 4:01 pm MDT
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.
Published: Monday, June 22, 2015 5:44 pm MDT
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.
Published: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 4:01 pm MDT
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.
Published: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 4:01 pm MDT
One of the most soul-stirring sites in old Nauvoo, Illinois, is Parley Street as it runs west from Granger Street to the bank of the Mississippi River.
Published: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 4:00 pm MDT
Brigham Young and the Camp of Israel passed through Davis County, Iowa, near the present town of Drakesville, Iowa, on March 20, 1846.
Published: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 1:23 pm MDT
William Pitt’s Nauvoo Brass Band performed at the county courthouse in Keosauqua, Iowa, several times in March 1846.
Published: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 5:01 pm MDT
One of the educational and family friendly places to visit at historic Nauvoo, Illinois, is the Family Living Center.