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How One Latter-day Saint Pioneer's Grave Has Become a Cherished Nebraskan Landmark

by Daedan Olander | May 23, 2019 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Where there was once only a slightly bent metal wagon wheel adorning Rebecca Winters's grave, now her final...

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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 Prompting That Saved One Pioneer Family from Death + Their Remarkable Faith

by Lois Thompson Bartholomew | May 9, 2019 | Mormon Life

In A. J. Russell's iconic photograph of the celebration following the driving of the golden spike, Samuel S...

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The Indomitable Faith of Mary Fielding Smith (+ How Hyrum's Martyrdom Changed Her Forever)

by Glenn Rawson | May 6, 2019 | Makes You Think

Mary Fielding Smith grew up a farmer’s daughter. Born in Honidon, Bedfordshire, England, on July 21, 1801, ...

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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 | February 16, 2019 | 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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"Atlas Obscura": A Latter-day Saint Pioneer’s Grave, Marked Only with a Wagon Wheel Rim

by The Atlas Obscura | Mormon Life

What a fascinating article from  Atlas Obscura, which remembers one of the many Latter-day Saints who ...

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The Chilling Account of Early Saints in a Haunted Farmhouse

by Jamie Armstrong | Makes You Think Mormon Life

In the winter of 1838, Governor Lilburn W. Boggs issued an Extermination Order demanding that Latter-day Sa...

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President Trump Praises Mormon Pioneers for Ingenuity and "Incredible Leap of Faith"

by LDS Living Staff | Mormon Life

As Utahns celebrated Pioneer Day on July 24, President Donald Trump issued a statement praising the state's...

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Elder Rasband Shares a Surprising Pioneer Love Story

by LDS Living Staff | Mormon Life

He was a rescuer sent by Brigham Young from Utah. She was a member of the Willie handcart company. It's an ...

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3 Powerful Pioneer Stories from President Monson

by LDS Living Staff | Mormon Life

Nothing can compare to the feeling that comes when President Thomas S. Monson starts in on one of his famou...