The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, has been around for almost two centuries. It has ebbed and fluctuated in such a predictably adaptive manner throughout it's relatively short life in the religious realm. This Church has a very sordid past, which it does a very good job of teaching for itself, whether the history is slanted or not, is yours to decide. Join me on a journey through the history of the LDS Church through the eyes of the people that were actually there. We will learn about the founding members, where the practices came from, where the Book of Mormon (Mormon Bible) came from, and most importantly, we will examine Joseph Smith in every aspect possibly available to us today.

Missouri is jam-packed full of really cool Mormon historic sites. It's also home to a number of break-off factions which differ in some small ways from the Brighamite sect in SLC. There are some profound differences between the visitor centers of the Community of Christ, the Temple Lot (Hedrickites), and the Brighamite LDS centers; some discuss Mormon history a little more openly than others.

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Mostly a driving day, but I had to stop at Carthage Jail on the way to Missouri. Nothing in the world fires me up like revisionist history and Carthage Jail reeks of it. Luckily, if you know the right questions to ask, the missionaries there have to answer truthfully, despite the believing Mormons sighing in the background at the pursuit for truth.

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Nauvoo is jam-packed with really cool Mormon history. It was simply a mistake to think I could see everything pertinent in one day.
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No Mormon history hotspots in South Dakota or Minnesota, but I did see the surprisingly underwhelming Mt. Rushmore and my inner Gearhead took complete control before passing a car museum.
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Martin's Cove was something that cropped up on my radar mere days before passing it by. The Martin handcart company was forced to camp for 5 days in a small horseshoe cove that offered a brief respite from the brutal southern Wyoming blizzards which would forced them to wait out the storm. The missionaries called it hallowed ground, I call it a gigantic fuck up that cost a lot of people everything they had, including their lives.
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St. George Utah is home to many Mormon history sites including the first temple completed and dedicated under Brigham Young's rule, BY's winter home, and the home of Jacob Hamblin.

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On this episode, we finally reach the November court of inquiry following the Mormon-Missouri war of 1838. Typically, court hearings are held to pass fair judgement, but the Mormons find no justice or peace. The episode begins with an exciting announcement about a cross-country Mormon history pilgrimage. Updates found on this episode and you can follow along on the show’s Patreon feed.

Links:

Missouri State Archives Mormon war papers 1838-1841
https://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/findingaids/rg005-01

Reed Peck Manuscript
http://www.mormoninformation.com/reedpeck.htm

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On this episode, we attempt to get to the bottom of all these Mormon document leaks as of late. We have a discussion with Ryan McKnight, /u/FearlessFixxer and founder of MormonLeaks, covering some of the recent leaks released by the leak project. We conclude our discussion with whether or not we can trust sources leaked anonymously from a source that claims to “have a vetting process”. Ryan stands by every document released; it may be best to skepticize them for the time being.

Links:

Mormon Leaks
https://mormonleaks.io/
https://www.facebook.com/MormonWikileaks/?ref=br_rs
Twitter @Mormon_Leaks
GoFundMe https://www.gofundme.com/mormonwikileaks
Reddit /u/FearlessFixxer

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On this episode, shock and awe is an effective strategy. In the wake of the Haun’s Mill massacre, the Jo and the Mormon leadership are given a final ultimatum, surrender or the twin cities (Far West & Adam-ondi-Ahman) fall and the Mormons fall with them. General Lucas of the Missouri militia dictates four stipulations of surrender as the Mormons are outnumbered 5 to 1 and surrounded. Mormon Colonel George Hinkle negotiates an extension for the night but Jo and the leaders are taken as hostage to force compliance to surrender. The twin sanctuary cities are violated and the national media explodes with rumors and fake news.

 

Links:

Parley P. Pratt (P-cubed) autobiography
https://archive.org/details/autobiographyofp00prat

Reed Peck Manuscript

http://www.mormoninformation.com/reedpeck.htm

Local Missouri newspapers

http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/MO/Miss1838.htm#110338

General Sampson Avard

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sampson_Avard

Thomas B. Marsh

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_B._Marsh#cite_note-Doc57-6

Danites

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danite

1838 Mormon War in Missouri Stephen LeSueur

https://www.amazon.com/1838-Mormon-War-Missouri/dp/0826207294

The Rise of Mormonism: 1816-1844 H. Michael Marquardt

https://www.amazon.com/Rise-Mormonism-1816-1844-Revised-Enlarged/dp/1628392398/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1488508992&sr=1-1&keywords=rise+of+mormonism

 

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