Lois Thompson Bartholomew

July 20, 2019 11:24 AM MDT
On June 1, 1801, Brigham Young was born in Whittingham, Widdham County, Vermont. At the same time, approximately 900 miles southwest of Whittingham, four-year-old Elisha Hurd Groves was growing up on a farm in Madison, Kentucky. No one could guess at the time the succession of events that would bring these two men together as they fled their homes and journeyed halfway across the country.
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July 11, 2019 08:40 AM MDT
It's summer, and with most children out of school, it's the perfect time for brothers and sisters and cousins who live far away from each other to get together for a family reunion. If you are wondering what to do at your next reunion, here are 15 suggestions gleaned from families across the United States.
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May 09, 2019 02:00 PM MDT
In A. J. Russell's iconic photograph of the celebration following the driving of the golden spike, Samuel S. Montague, chief engineer of the Central Pacific Railroad, is shaking hands with Grenville M. Dodge, chief engineer of the Union Pacific Railroad. Somewhere in the crowd is Leland Stanford, who first missed and then tapped the golden spike into a pre-drilled hole in a special railroad tie made of polished California laurel.
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