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Lucy Mack Smith's Faith-Filled Speech That Parted the Ice on the Erie Canal

by Jennifer Reeder and Kate Holbrook, excerpted from "At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women" | March 3, 2017 | Makes You Think

Lucy Mack Smith (1775–1856) was the mother of Joseph and Hyrum Smith and nine other children, and she was a...

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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 | February 28, 2017 | Mormon Life

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

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12 Times U.S. Presidents Spoke in the Tabernacle

by Jannalee Rosner | February 20, 2017 | Fun Mormon Life

Mormons aren't the only ones who have spoken from the podium of the Salt Lake Tabernacle. Many U.S. Preside...

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Mormons in the Civil War: Their Own Cavalry + More Fascinating Facts

by Jannalee Rosner | January 28, 2017 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Known as the bloodiest war in American history, the Civil War affected hundreds of thousands of lives. And ...

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What U.S. Presidents Have Said About God in Their Inaugural Addresses

by Jamie Armstrong | January 19, 2017 | Makes You Think

As Americans wait to see what Donald Trump will say to the nation on Inauguration Day, here is a look back ...

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Why a Mormon Ghost Town Has a Luau Every Year

by Marianne Monson, excerpted from "Frontier Grit: The Unlikely True Stories of Daring Pioneer Women" | October 27, 2016 | Mormon Life

Iosepa, Utah. Though it now stands abandoned at the base of the Rocky Mountains, it was once a thriving tow...

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10 Amazing Mormons in World History

by Jannalee Rosner | Famous Mormons

Whether in times or war, peace, or political unrest, Mormons have been involved in a lot of world events. C...

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3 Underwater Mormon Ghost Towns You Can See Today

by Danielle B. Wagner | Mormon Life

While many ghost towns founded by Latter-day Saints have exciting histories, three Mormon ghost towns stand...

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9 Incredible Pioneers You've Never Heard of

by Jannalee Rosner | Mormon Life

Most of us have heard of Ephraim Hanks, Porter Rockwell, Eliza R. Snow, and many other high-profile pioneer...

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The Fish That Saved George Washington's Army

by Timothy Ballard, adapted from "The Washington Hypothesis" | Makes You Think

Miracles involving fish didn't just happen in Biblical times. In fact, one such miracle occurred during the...