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Our Goal is to help connect the people to places in Church History. 

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Winter Quarters Collection of Sites and Stories

Winter Quarters Visitors Center Information and stories. More stories about Winter Quarters and people who stayed

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Overview of Visiting Winter Quarters, Omaha Nebraska

Winter Quarters is a large and important part of the History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Winter Quarters is where the Pioneers stopped, and made a community to prepare for the long journey to the Rocky Mountains. Now when you stop in Omaha Nebraska to see Winter Quarters the Church of […]

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Prophet Joseph F. Smith Facts

-Joseph F. Smith is the son of Hyrum and Mary Fielding Smith. Joseph was born in Far West Missouri on November 3, 1839, while his father was in Liberty Jail.(Read Joseph F. Smith’s mom’s story here.) -In 1844, Joseph F. Smith’s father, Hyrum Smith, was martyred at Carthage Jail. Joseph F. Smith was only six […]

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Mary Fielding Smith and the Oxen blessings

Mary Fielding Smith is a rockstar when it comes to handling though situations! She had been through so much, and she kept up the fight, she did not give in! Mary’s strength came from a loving Heavenly Father that was with her every step of her hard journey. Mary’s perseverance is a blessing to all […]

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Mary Fielding Smith’s race to Salt Lake Valley

Mary Fielding Smith had much to overcome in this life. Reading her history it appears as though she could not catch a break, things were never easy for this, faithful woman. With every trial she answered with faith, strength and conviction, knowing that her loving Heavenly Father had a plan for her and would not […]

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Mary Fielding Smith Documentary

This documentary about Mary Fielding Smith is wonderful. It goes through her whole life and highlights stories that we have heard and love about this amazing woman. Articles about Mary: Locations to Visit while learning about Mary Fielding Smith: Berkshire, England-birth place Kirtland, Ohio-met and married her husband Hyrum Liberty Jail, Missouri-gave birth while husband […]

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“Miracle of the Quail”

Sometimes we need to be reminded of all the amazing miracles our Heavenly Father has given us in this world. What is a miracle? Elder Dallin H. Oaks gave a talk in titled “Miracles” in May of 2000. In his talk he said the definition of miracles is: “a beneficial event brought about through divine […]

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Martin Handcart Company, Sweet Water River Rescue

The story of the Willy and Martin Handcart company is a story that is well known in the hearts of Latter-Day Saints everywhere. The Martin and Willy handcart companies had a late start and had gotten caught in early winter storms in Wyoming. There are many tragic stories that came out of this event, but […]

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Willies Handcart Rescue Site Historical Marker

The Willie Handcart Company Historical Landmark was erected by the members of the Lyman Wyoming Stake in 1933. Inscription: Captain James G. Willie’s Handcart Company of Mormon emigrants on the way to Utah, greatly exhausted by the deep snow of an early winter and suffering form lack of food and clothing, had assembled here for […]

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Church History Trip Preparation-Movies

Getting ready to plan a Church History Trip can be so exciting! Preparing ahead of time can help you and your family be ready and educated for what you will for what will be felt and experienced. Movies put out by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints: -“Legacy” -“Joseph Smith: The prophet of […]

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