The Isles of the Sea

A Detailed Look at Internally Consistent References in the Book of Mormon Text, Part 15 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 15: Jacob – Words of Mormon and conclusion The introduction to this series on...

A Detailed Look at Internally Consistent References in the Book of Mormon Text, Part 14 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 14: 1 Nephi 10 – 2 Nephi 31 The introduction to this series on internal...

Joseph Smith & Documentary Hypothesis (Part 5 of 7) @ Gospel Tangents
  -  Was Joseph Smith aware of the Documentary Hypothesis?  It appears he was aware!  How...

A Detailed Look at Internally Consistent References in the Book of Mormon Text, Part 13 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 13: Ether 11 – 1 Nephi 3 The introduction to this series on internal...

FAIR Voice Podcast #9: Interview with Chris Blythe on the Terrible Revolution @ FAIR Blog
  -  Christopher Blythe, a research associate at the Maxwell Institute and co-editor of...

2020 Interpreter Foundation Conference @ FAIR Blog
  -   Tracing Ancient Threads in the Book of Moses September 18-19, 2020 Due to the...

Why does the world appear to be going crazy all around us? @ Millennial Star
  -  If you are at all like me, you may have come to the realization a few years ago that the...

A Detailed Look at Internally Consistent References in the Book of Mormon Text, Part 12 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 12: Ether 1-7 The introduction to this series on internal consistency in the Book...

Arguments Against Documentary Hypothesis (Part 4 of 7) @ Gospel Tangents
  -  Not everyone believes the Documentary Hypothesis explains the first five books of...

FAIR Voice Podcast #8: Sunday Special on Clarke Commentary, Doctrine, and the Sacrament @ FAIR Blog
  -  Perhaps the mostly highly anticipated article in Producing Ancient Scripture came from...

Come Follow Me: Alma 53-62 @ Millennial Star
  -  My blog post on Come Follow Me: Alma 53-62 Excerpt:  The sons of Helaman The Ammonites,...

Exodus & Israelite Polytheism (Part 3 of 7) @ Gospel Tangents
  -  Ancient Israelites believed in a pantheon of gods.  They weren’t monotheistic.  In...

FAIR Voice Podcast #7 (Short): How to be an Apologist pt. 2 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Please register for the FairMormon Conference that is on August 5-7. It’s a great...

Dating Old Testament (Part 2 of 7) @ Gospel Tangents
  -  A lot of us have heard of biblical terms like Pentateuch, Torah, textual criticism,...

BYU students release petition asking BYU to return to a ‘Christ-centered education’ @ Millennial Star
  -  BYU students Hanna Seariac and Tristan Mourier have released a petition asking that BYU...

Ezra Taft Benson’s testimony from 1988 reads like today’s news @ Millennial Star
  -  Watching and reading President Ezra Taft Benson’s testimony from 1988 is like...

Intro to Documentary Hypothesis (Part 1 of 7) @ Gospel Tangents
  -  I’m excited to introduce Colby Townsend.  We’re going to jump into Old Testament...

FAIR Voice Podcast #6: How to be an Apologist @ FAIR Blog
  -  Please register for the FairMormon Conference that is on August 5-7. It’s a great...

Book Review: Jacob – a Brief Theological Introduction @ Millennial Star
  -  Book Review: Jacob – a brief theological introduction, by Deidre Nicole Green....

Come Follow Me: Alma 43-52 @ Millennial Star
  -  My blog post on Come Follow Me: Alma 43-52 Excerpt: “As we discuss these war...

FAIR Voice Podcast #5: Interview with John Gee on the Book of Abraham @ FAIR Blog
  -  Please register for the FairMormon Conference that is on August 5-7. It’s a great...

Historicity: Not By Scholarship Alone @ FAIR Blog
  -  As I reflected upon the relationship between faith and scholarship, I have come to...

A Detailed Look at Internally Consistent References in the Book of Mormon Text, Part 11 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 11: 3 Nephi 19 – 4 Nephi The introduction to this series on internal...

FAIR Voice Podcast #4- Sunday Special: CES Letter, and Come Follow Me @ FAIR Blog
  -  Please register for the FairMormon Conference that is on August 5-7. It’s a great...

Chiasmus in the News @ FAIR Blog
  -  by John W. Welch Strong interest in the study of chiasmus, especially in biblical texts...

Is this the behavior of Saints? @ Millennial Star
  -  A friend reports these signs are popping up in Utah after area authorities urged...

Q&A with editors of Producing Ancient Scripture: Joseph Smith’s Translation Projects in the Development of Mormon Christianity @ FAIR Blog
  -  Available from the FairMormon Bookstore This book includes a mixture of scholarship...

A Detailed Look at Internally Consistent References in the Book of Mormon Text, Part 10 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 10: 3 Nephi 1 – 3 Nephi 18 The introduction to this series on internal...

FAIR Voice Podcast #3 – Defending the Family Proclamation: Interview with Tristan Mourier @ FAIR Blog
  -  One of the more difficult doctrines to defend is that of the family. I sat down with...

A Detailed Look at Internally Consistent References in the Book of Mormon Text, Part 9 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 9: Helaman 8 – Helaman 16 The introduction to this series on internal...

FAIR Voice Podcast #2 – Sunday Special: Overview of Historicity, and Come Follow Me with Alicia Settle @ FAIR Blog
  -  On this first Sunday segment, we begin with a discussion of what historicity is as a...

Come Follow Me: Alma 36-38 @ Millennial Star
  -  My post on Come Follow Me: Alma 36-38 Discussess Alma’s final words and blessings...

A Detailed Look at Internally Consistent References in the Book of Mormon Text, Part 8 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 8: Alma 61 – Helaman 6 The introduction to this series on internal...

FAIR Voice Podcast #1 – Introduction and Interview with Spencer Marsh @ FAIR Blog
  -  Welcome to the FAIR Voice podcast! On this podcast, we have a variety of segments. We...

Enduring in Faith to the End: “Take Heed That No Man Deceive You” @ FAIR Blog
  -  What is Enduring to the End?  Once we have entered into the covenant path that leads to...

Family vs the “Other” @ Millennial Star
  -  In philosophy, Edmund Husserl identified the “Other.” This is as opposed to...

A Detailed Look at Internally Consistent References in the Book of Mormon Text, Part 7 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 7: Alma 43 – Alma 56 The introduction to this series on internal consistency...

On masks and obedience @ Millennial Star
  -  Two months ago my stake presidency in Colorado sent out an email to the members of our...

A Detailed Look at Internally Consistent References in the Book of Mormon Text, Part 6 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 6: Alma 26-Alma 38 The introduction to this series on internal consistency in the...

A Detailed Look at Internally Consistent References in the Book of Mormon Text, Part 5 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 5: Alma 9 – Alma 25 The introduction to this series on internal consistency...

A Detailed Look at Internally Consistent References in the Book of Mormon Text, Part 4 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part 4: Mosiah 25-Alma 8 The introduction to this series on internal consistency in the...

A Detailed Look at Internally Consistent References in the Book of Mormon Text, Part 3 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part Three: Mosiah 11-24 The introduction to this series on internal consistency in the...

A Detailed Look at Internally Consistent References in the Book of Mormon Text, Part 2 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part Two: Mosiah 7-10 If you have not read Part 1 yet, find it here. In Part 2, we will...

A Detailed Look at Internally Consistent References in the Book of Mormon Text @ FAIR Blog
  -  Part One: Introduction and examples of internal consistency One fact regarding the Book...

Vaughn J. Featherstone’s Atlanta Temple Letter @ FAIR Blog
  -  [FairMormon has received several questions about this recently, so we were pleased to see...

Book Review – 1st Nephi: A Brief Theological Introduction @ FAIR Blog
  -  Available from the FairMormon Bookstore This is the first in a series of books from the...

Exceptions to Dress Standards Announced for Young Male Missionaries @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 12 June 2020 | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...

Reassigned Missionaries Travel to New Missions @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Thursday, 11 June 2020 | Thousands of reassigned missionaries of The...

Tabernacle Choir to Launch Streamed Organ Recitals @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 10 June 2020 | The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square will...

As COVID-19 Restrictions Ease, Here's How the Church Is Reintegrating @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Monday, 08 June 2020 | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...

Prophet Joins NAACP Leaders in Call for Racial Harmony in America @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Monday, 08 June 2020 | In a joint op-ed published Friday in the Deseret...

Groundbreaking Date Announced for Salta Argentina Temple @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 05 June 2020 | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...

October 2020 General Conference Will Be Virtual Only @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Thursday, 04 June 2020 | The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus...

Deseret Industries Begins Phased Reopening @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 02 June 2020 | Deseret Industries, a nonprofit business...

Church Participates in Sheep Donation on Navajo Reservation  @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Monument Valley, Utah | Monday, 01 June 2020 | Food and supplies from the Bishops’...

President Nelson Shares Social Post about Racism and Calls for Respect for Human Dignity  @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Monday, 01 June 2020 |

News of the Church Is Now Merged at Newsroom.ChurchofJesusChrist.org @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Monday, 01 June 2020 | Official announcements, news and events of The...

Church Breaks Ground for Layton Utah Temple @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Saturday, 30 May 2020 | A small handful of members of The Church of...

President Russell M. Nelson and Sister Wendy W. Nelson Share a Message about the Sacrament @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Thursday, 28 May 2020 | On President Russell M. Nelson’s social media...

Young Women Organization Celebrates 150 Years in 2020 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 27 May 2020 | The Young Women organization of The Church of...

Book Review – The Voice of the People: Political Rhetoric in the Book of Mormon @ FAIR Blog
  -  Available from the FairMormon Bookstore The Voice of the People: Political Rhetoric in...

See What the New Temples in Guatemala and Japan Will Look Like @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Monday, 25 May 2020 | The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints...

Small-Scale Groundbreaking Held for Layton Utah Temple @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Saturday, 23 May 2020 | Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the...

Latter-day Saints Around the World: Country Newsroom Websites, May 22, 2020 @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 22 May 2020 |

FairMormon Conference Podcast #58 – Elder Bruce C. and Sister Marie K. Hafen, “Faith is Not Blind” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. This presentation...

Global Sacred Clothing Production Facilities Temporarily Produce Masks and Gowns @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Wednesday, 20 May 2020 | Hundreds of thousands of cloth face masks and...

First Presidency Provides Guidelines for Safely Returning to Church Meetings and Activities @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 19 May 2020 | The First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve...

Book Review: The Joseph Smith Papers, Documents, Vol. 10: May – August 1842 @ FAIR Blog
  -  Available from the FairMormon Bookstore Nauvoo is getting busy. This volume contains 623...

Angel Moroni Statue and Capstone Removed from Salt Lake Temple @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Monday, 18 May 2020 | Crews on Temple Square began the process of...

Young Missionary Passes Away in Georgia @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Sunday, 17 May 2020 | A missionary serving for The Church of Jesus...

Church Service Missionaries and Employees Work on Family History During Pandemic @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Friday, 15 May 2020 | More than 1,500 employees and service missionaries...

Sister Bingham Shares How She Hears Christ in #HearHim Video Series @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Thursday, 14 May 2020 | Relief Society General President Jean B. Bingham...

Church Names Native Hawaiian as New President of Brigham Young University–Hawaii @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Tuesday, 12 May 2020 | The Board of Trustees of Brigham Young...

Art in Meetinghouse Foyers and Entryways to Reflect a Deeper Reverence for Jesus Christ @ Mormon Newsroom Blog
  -  Salt Lake City | Monday, 11 May 2020 | The First Presidency is asking local leaders to...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #57 – Brian C. Hales, “Supernatural or Supernormal? Scrutinizing Secular Sources for the Book of Mormon” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. This presentation...

Tracing Ancient Threads in the Book of Moses @ FAIR Blog
  -  2020 Interpreter Foundation Conference Tracing Ancient Threads in the Book of...

Interpreting Scripture, History, Science, and Creation @ FAIR Blog
  -  Ben Spackman is a Latter-day Saint scholar who works in American religious history,...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #56 – Matthew C. Godfrey, “Insights from the Joseph Smith Papers into John C. Bennett’s Dismissal from the Church” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. This presentation...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #55 – John W. & Jeannie Welch, “Parables of Jesus Revealing the Plan of Salvation” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. This presentation...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #54 – Larry Morris, “The Eight Witnesses” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. This presentation...

2020 Interpreter Foundation Conference @ FAIR Blog
  -  This has now been postponed until September or October. Additional updates will be on the...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #53 – Matthew Bowen, “Laman and Nephi as Key-Words: An Etymological, Narratological, and Rhetorical Approach to Understanding Lamanites and Nephites as Religious, Political, and Cultural Descriptors” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. This presentation...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #52 – Elizabeth Kuehn, “The Lives and Letters of the Twelve Apostles and their Wives during the Second British Mission, 1839-1841” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. This presentation...

In the News: Chad and Lori Daybell and Gospel Extremism @ FAIR Blog
  -  In recent news coverage of Chad and Lori Vallow Daybell, such as this article in the East...

FairMormon Questions: Is the church excessively “hoarding” money that should be given to charities? @ FAIR Blog
  -   [Editor’s note: Latter-day Saint Charities just released their 2019 Annual...

Book Review: The Rise of the Latter-day Saints: The Journals and Histories of Newel Knight @ FAIR Blog
  -  Available from the FairMormon Bookstore Newel Knight lived from September 13, 1800 to...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #51 – Scott Hales, “The Exodus and Beyond: A Preview of Saints, Volume 2: No Unhallowed Hand” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. This presentation...

How to Build Resilient Faith @ FAIR Blog
  -  [Cross-posted from Ben Spackman’s blog, where background is given about how this...

Who Won The Decade in Apologetics: Church Division @ FAIR Blog
  -   Tournament Introduction I have been reflecting on the highlights of defending the...

FairMormon Conference Podcast #50 – Matt Roper/Kirk Magleby, “Time Vindicates the Prophet” @ FAIR Blog
  -  This podcast series features past FairMormon Conference presentations. This presentation...

New Content at Joseph Smith Papers @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  The JSP has announced some new content at their web site. All annotation for Documents...

Conference Notice: John Whitmer Historical Association 2019 Annual Conference @ BOAP.org Blog
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Kindle Version of Textual Studies of the Doctrine and Covenants for cheap @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  If you purchased your hard copy of Textual Studies of the Doctrine and Covenants: The...

Job Announcement: Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Edition, Editorial Assistant @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  Editorial Assistant Vacancy — Closes Feb. 8, 2019 The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS)...

Job Announcement: Associate Editor, Publications Department, Massachusetts Historical Society @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  The Massachusetts Historical Society seeks a full-time Associate Editor to work in its...

Here it is: Greg Kofford Ebook Sale. Plural Marriage Revelation Book @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  TSDC:PMR ebook along with ALL 2018 Kofford ebook titles is on sale until the end of the...

The Church History Library Goes Viral! @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  See for yourself.

Job Announcement: Einstein Papers @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  The Einstein Papers Project is engaged in one of the most ambitious scholarly publishing...

Book sale. 30% off. @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  I know you’ve all be waiting to buy my book on D&C 132 because you believe...

New Joseph Smith Papers Bulletin @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  Latest from the Joseph Smith Papers here:...

Book of Abraham Manuscripts. Revelations and Translations Vol. 4 of the Joseph Smith Papers on the shelf. @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  [Cross-posted at By Common Consent] A permanent identical “I” is a...

A Short History of D&C 132 @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  I composed this short reception/textual history of D&C 132 when my book Textual...

Featherston Family, Erstwhile Emigrants @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  One of the frustrating things about tracking emigrating members is the increasing...

Papers of Jonathan Edwards flyer @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  JEC Call for Support

Papers of Martin Van Buren, Series 1. @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  Association for Documentary Editing has posted a note on the Cumberland University Martin...

John & Rebecca Denton: Repeated Returnees @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   John & Rebecca Denton Family: Back - L to R: Ezekiel, Robert, Sam, Alma From - L to R:...

Katherine Alexander and Her Return from Gathering @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  There were a number of people who joined the LDS Church that decided to go west....

The Returnees: A Project to Identify Why Some Converts Wanted to Return Home @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Sometimes when a convert moves west to join the saints, something changes their mind and...

Weller’s Book Works April 14, 2018 Conversation about “The Plural Marriage Revelation” (D&C 132) @ BOAP.org Blog
  -  I’ll be at Weller’s Book Works at Trolley Square in Salt Lake City tonight at 7pm...

Middle Tennessee Baptismal Record - Lessons Learned @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Nestled in the family search catalog is something called the Record of Members. It is a...

Baptisms in 1918 by County @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   It may not look like a lot, but baptisms in Tennessee were picking up. Yes, there was...

Alfred Douglas Young - Part 5 Leaving Tennessee @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [This is a continuation of the Autobiography of Alfred Douglas Young, quoted and...

Alfred Douglas Young - Part 4 Seeds of Misunderstanding @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [This is a continuation of the Autobiography of Alfred Douglas Young, quoted and...

Alfred Douglas Young - Part 3 Raised from the Dead @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [This is a continuation of the Autobiography of Alfred Douglas Young, summarized from his...

Alfred Douglas Young - Part 2 Evil Spirits @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [This is a continuation of the Autobiography of Alfred Douglas Young. Written from his...

Alfred Douglas Young - Part 1 Conversion @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   [This is an excerpt from the Autobiography of Alfred Douglas Young. Written from his...

On the Problem and Promise of Alex Caldiero’s Sonosophy @ A Motley Vision
  -  In January of 2011, I shared my dissertation proposal on Alex Caldiero’s sonosophy...

George W Brandon writes a Letter. @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -   On July 6, 1842, George wrote the following letter in Nauvoo. George was an early...

You’re looking for a book @ A Motley Vision
  -  . Two Sundays ago, a member of my ward engaged me on the old question of the Great Mormon...

An conversation with Melissa Leilani Larson about Third Wheel and the writer’s life @ A Motley Vision
  -  William Morris and Melissa Leilani Larson discuss her two peculiar plays of women in...

“An Open Palm and a Consecrated Life” @ A Motley Vision
  -  When I don’t have other things occupying my mind (and often when I do), I think a...

Mother’s Milk @ A Motley Vision
  -  . The first impression Rachel Hunt Steenblik’s Mother’s Milk gave...

Claire Åkebrand’s What Was Left of the Stars @ A Motley Vision
  -  . You likely remember Claire Åkebrand from your studious rerereading of Fire in the...

Names You Can't Read: The Badam Family @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  I can't say I found the Badam family. As far as the Church is concerned, that happened...

Sundry Moldy Solecisms #5 The Drown’ed Book by Mahonri Stewart, (play review) @ A Motley Vision
  -  A few weeks ago our son told us one of his co-workers was performing in Annie at the...

The Lost Records of Mary E Dukes @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  While transcribing an old baptismal record I happened across a cryptic entry...

Slate Springs Tennessee Chapel @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  I won't go into a full history of the Slate Springs branch here, but I came across some...

Speedwell Chapel @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Speedwell Tennessee entered Mormon history in 1908 with the baptism of Josiah & Harriet...

Artists and Doctrine & Covenants section 58 @ A Motley Vision
  -  What D&C 58 means in relation to Mormon artists when it chastises Martin Harris and...

Short Creek Chapel @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  Short Creek is a unassuming place along the east side of the Tennessee river in south...

Remembering Jonathan Langford the critic @ A Motley Vision
  -  It’s been almost three months since Jonathan died. I miss him very much. This is...

News from Tennessee Conferences 19 Jun 1917 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
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News from Tennessee Conferences 12 Jun 1917 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
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Nashville Chapel circa 1959 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  In 1959 the Nashville branch of the LDS Church met in this building. For those who know...

A Place for the Un-Gathered: The Home of Abraham and Mary Church of Hickman County Tennessee @ Amateur Mormon Historian
  -  [Below is an abridged version of my presentation at the 2017 Mormon History Association...

States of Deseret is now available @ A Motley Vision
  -  Peculiar Pages in collaboration with A Motley Vision is pleased to announce the release...

News from Tennessee Conferences 29 May 1917 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
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News from Tennessee Conferences 22 May 1917 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
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News from Tennessee Conferences 15 May 1917 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
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News from Tennessee Conferences 1 May 1917 @ Amateur Mormon Historian
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