Forgotten history: Mormons contributed significantly to Transcontinental Railroad

Keeping a sense of heritage alive in a techno-savvy world may seem challenging to some, but Uintah native Mark Stuart has discovered a way of connecting with the past through an event that helped to thrust technology into the present.

“The Mormons and the Transcontinental Railroad,” a presentation Stuart gave Saturday morning at the Ogden Family Search Library, deals with LDS society’s role in America’s western expansion.

“I think few people out there in the world acknowledge the contribution the Mormon church made to the railroad. We always hear about the Chinese and the Irish, but the Mormon contribution is overlooked,” Stuart said.

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