November 05, 2009
Mormon Passage through Missouri: A lecture by Fred E. Woods, Professor of Religious Understanding at Brigham Young University
On Wednesday, November 11, the State Historical Society of Missouri and the MU Department of History will sponsor a talk by Brigham Young Professor Fred E. Woods. Woods will discuss the emigration experience of Latter-day Saints who passed through the state of Missouri during the three decades following the extermination order and present several Mormon emigrant accounts recorded during the mid-nineteenth century. Woods reveals a neglected period in Mormon and state history when the Saints continued their journey over hundreds of Missouri miles by boat, rail, and trail in spite of an official government death threat to all those who dared trespass upon Missouri soil.
Professor Woods holds the Richard L. Evans Chair of Religious Understanding in Brigham Young University’s Department of Religious Education.
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