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Spanish Fork celebrates 160 years of Icelandic heritage

Visitors from across North America and Iceland gathered on Saturday in Spanish Fork to commemorate 160 years since the first Icelandic settlers arrived in Utah Valley. According to Fred E Woods, professor of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University, the five-day celebration (that was hosted by BYU) attracted approximately 130 participants whose commonality […]

Salt Lake City Cemetery: Where Mormon history lives

It’s a good dating stop for Mormon couples, a fun setting for LDS family home evenings and a classroom for living history.  Especially around Pioneer Day.  That’s because the 120-acre Salt Lake City Cemetery — a quiet, natural sanctuary in the Avenues neighborhood — is home to some of Utah’s and Mormonism’s most notable (and […]