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Cecil B. DeMille and David O. McKay: A Surprising Friendship

by Fred E. Woods | July 29, 2019 | Fun Mormon Life

In some ways, the two men were polar opposites. DeMille was an icon in the 20th-century film industry who d...

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Uniting East and West: Latter-day Saints and the Transcontinental Railroad

by Fred E. Woods | May 10, 2019 | Makes You Think

When the coast-to-coast telegraph was completed in Salt Lake City in October 1861, Brigham Young sent a cle...

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The Faith of the Scottish Saints + How the View of the Church Is Changing in Scotland

by Fred E. Woods and Jannalee Sandau | Mormon Life

“I knew in whom I had trusted, and with the fire of Israel’s God burning in my bosom, I forsook my  ho...

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The Unbelievable True Story of Saints Shipwrecked on Their Way to Zion

by Professor Fred E. Woods | Mormon Life

Several days before embarking on the ship Julia Ann , Australian Latter-day Saint John Perkins wrote in his...

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Sacrament Over the Internet, Church in Sub-Zero Weather + Other Things You Didn't Know About Saints in Alaska

by Fred E. Woods and Jannalee Sandau | Mormon Life

The story of how the Church came to be in the cold, northern climate of Alaska is truly the story of one ma...

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The Country With the Largest Number of Mormons Per Capita and How Members Live Their Faith

by Fred E. Woods and Devan Jensen, with Katie Lambert | Mormon Life

Mormon missionaries first arrived in Tonga in 1891, in the midst of a sea of religious turmoil, landing on ...

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"They Called It Hell, and We Called It Heaven": The Story of Exiled Mormons in Kalaupapa Leprosy Settlement

by Professor Fred E. Woods, Brigham Young University | Mormon Life

To most of us, leprosy is a disease that only existed in Biblical times and meant misery and exile. But to ...