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Here’s a Rare Look at the First LDS Sister Missionaries

Here's a Rare Look at the First LDS Sister Missionaries

Thanks to LDS Women of God and LDS.org for researching these women! On April 21, 1898, Lucy Jane “Jennie” Brimhall and Amanda Inez Knight (pictured above) arrived in Liverpool England to start their missions for the Mormon Church. While this may not seem like something spectacular today, it was at the time. In fact, Inez and Jennie were the first single women formally …

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What Did Mormons Put on Their Money?

What Did Mormons Put on Their Money?

During the Kirtland era, when the gathering of new converts to northeast Ohio was at a peak, crippling poverty was a serious issue. One of the proposed solutions was to establish a bank, which would allow the Church to raise money and provide credit for the struggling Saints. However, the timing of the venture was not fortuitous. Due to recent legislature, …

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Journal Released of 19th-Century Mormon Leader George Q. Cannon

Journal Released of 19th-Century Mormon Leader George Q. Cannon

News Release from Mormon Newsroom George Q. Cannon was one of the best-known Latter-day Saints in the last half of the 19th century. His record covers half a century, a period in which he served as a Church editor and publisher, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, a territorial delegate in Congress and a counselor to Church …

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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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