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Early newspaper accounts portrayed Mormons poorly

by Deseret News | Opinions & Features

Stories printed in early 19th century newspapers did little to allay fears about the new Mormon church and ...

Monumental story, the Mormon Battalion

by LDS Church News | Official Church Info

When the Mormon Battalion finally reached the Pacific Ocean on Jan. 29, 1847 — their feet scarred and blood...

Fires of Faith in Great Britain, 1848

by Keepapitchinin | Best of LDS Blogs

The year 1848 was one of tumult across Continental Europe – revolution broke out in France, followed soon b...


Joseph Smith's memory of the First Vision

by Deseret News | Opinions & Features

One of Steven C. Harper's most vivid memories happened when he was about 14 years old. This is, coincidentl...

“Brigham Young” (1940): 20th Century Fox Studio Publicity

by Keepapitchinin | Best of LDS Blogs

“I endorse it with all my heart,” Heber J. Grant said. “This is one of the greatest days of my life.” That’...

Finding the Missing Pioneers: A Case Study

by Keepapitchinin | Best of LDS Blogs

For a dozen years or so, dozens of church service missionaries (under the overall supervision of Mel Bashor...


Joseph Smith's scribes recorded his 'crooked, broken language'

by Deseret News | Opinions & Features

Joseph Smith was a terrible writer. While that statement might sound foreign to members, considering his te...

Build Your Very Own Salt Lake City, ca. 1941

by Keepapitchinin | Best of LDS Blogs

Enlarge the patterns, then snip, snip, snip, fit slot A into slit B, maybe add a little tape, and build you...

Gordon B. Hinckley Unexpectedly Finds Himself in a War Zone

by Keepapitchinin | Best of LDS Blogs

Since its established in 1948, the Republic of Korea, with its capital at Seoul, has survived a high level ...


Researcher says Brigham, not Joseph, put Mormonism on path to success

by Salt Lake Tribune | What They're Saying About "Us"

Mormonism owes its continual rise much more to Brigham Young, the man who led the incipient movement across...