El Paso and the Mormon Exodus of 1912

After polygamy was outlawed many Mormon men, unwilling to abandon their wives and children as ordered, fled to Mexico. Nine colonies were eventually settled. (Two remain today.) When the Mexican Revolution began, their peaceful lives were disrupted. Officially, they...

Sam Brannon

Sam Brannon was, for a time, a Mormon best known for causing a great deal of trouble within the Mormon community. He joined the church at age fourteen when his sister, with whom he lived joined the church and moved to Kirtland, Ohio where the Mormons were gathered. He...
James Strang, Imposter Prophet

James Strang, Imposter Prophet

After the martyrdom of Joseph Smith in 1844, enemies of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the Mormon Church) hoped and really thought the Church would dissolve with the death of the Mormon prophet. However, the faithful Saints persevered...
History and Growth of the Church under Joseph F. Smith

History and Growth of the Church under Joseph F. Smith

Sustained as president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on October 17, 1901, Joseph F. Smith began the transition into the twentieth century. Progress was continuing for Utah and for the Church, and the Church made a huge step in missionary work when...
History and Growth of the Church under Lorenzo Snow

History and Growth of the Church under Lorenzo Snow

Lorenzo Snow became president of the Church in 1898. Before his death, President Wilford Woodruff made it known to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles that in the future, the Lord wanted the new prophet to be sustained quickly, rather than waiting several years, which...
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