Title

Remembering the Mormons in Lee County, Iowa: Marking the Past in Montrose and Keokuk

Keywords

Lee County, Montrose, Keokuk, Church History, Early Church History

Abstract

In 2001, Fred E. Woods, a professor of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University, took a five-month leave of absence from BYU to accept a research-teaching fellowship at the University of Missouri—St. Louis. At UMSL, Woods taught an honors course in nineteenth-century Mormon emigration history. During his time in the St. Louis area, he canvassed local and regional archives, searching for primary source information about the Mormon migration experience on the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. In addition, he traveled extensively throughout Missouri, Iowa, western Illinois, and western Kansas, conducting field research associated with Mormon outfitting posts in the early 1850s, including Council Bluffs, Iowa (1852); Keokuk, Iowa (1853); Westport, Missouri (1854); and Atchison, Kansas (1855).

Original Publication Citation

“Remembering the Mormons in Lee County, Iowa: Marking the Past in Montrose and Keokuk,” Mormon Historical Studies 4, no. 2 (Fall 2003): 175–84.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2003

Publisher

Mormon Historical Studies

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Church History and Doctrine

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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