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Tragic Historic Finding Released: Mormon Woman Icon Eliza R. Snow Was Gang-Raped During Missouri Persecution Period

Tragic Historic Finding Released: Mormon Woman Icon Eliza R. Snow Was Gang-Raped During Missouri Persecution Period

By Peggy Fletcher Stack for the Salt Lake Tribune. In the sedate setting of an academic symposium in Provo, a respected LDS scholar delivered this historical bombshell: Eliza R. Snow, one of Mormonism’s “founding mothers,” was gang-raped by eight Missourians during 19th-century tensions between LDS settlers and their Midwestern enemies. “The rape was brutal, and so it made Eliza unable …

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4 Things That Happened on Leap Year in LDS History

4 Things That Happened on Leap Year in LDS History

Once every four years, a Leap Day or Leap Year occurs. For the Earth to make once complete rotation around the sun, it takes approximately 365 days and 6 hours. In order to keep the calendar year and the seasons in conjunction, an extra day is added to make up the time. Here four events from LDS history that occurred …

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Go Behind the Printing of the First Edition of the Book of Mormon

On March 26, 1830, an announcement in the Wayne Sentinel, a local Palmyra newspaper, announced the first copies of The Book of Mormon were officially on sale in E.B. Grandin’s bookstore. Since that time, over 160 million copies, translated into 110 languages, have been distributed across the globe. But few Church members know the full story behind the first printing. …

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