Kenneth Mays, who works as an instructor in the Church Educational System and serves as trustee for the Mormon Historic Sites Foundation, remembers taking his first photographs as a hobby in 1985. Since then, it's turned into "an out-of-control passion."
Tens of thousands of pictures later, Mays has amassed a collection of LDS Church history photos from around the world.
Here are 10 more sites that may not be well-known to church members but are nonetheless significant to the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with photos and information provided by Mays.
Shown here in Rome, New York, the Erie Canal was monumental in the economic development of Palmyra, New York, and the publication of the Book of Mormon in 1830.
The Stannard Quarry in Ohio is one of several quarry sites from which stone was taken to build the Kirtland Temple in 1836.