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A Guide to U. S. Highway 89 By Frederick M. Huchel
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A unique and exciting guide to travel along scenic, historic U. S. Highway 89 through Utah
The Book of Marmunizums By Frederick M. Huchel
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Mormons — members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — have a unique heritage. Not only a faith but also a people, a society, a culture, the “Mormon Kingdom”... More > began in upstate New York, but built its strength within the shadows of the everlasting hills, in Utah. Mormondom gathered adherents from many nations, speaking many languages, mostly British and European. The melding of those languages and traditions has produced a “language” or a “folk vernacular” which is unique. This little book gathers together some of the “Marmunizums” collected by the authors over a period of many years. It is not published in an attempt to denigrate, only to enjoy — as inheritors of the culture — some of the peculiarities of our culture.< Less
A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Book of Mormon By Frederick M. Huchel
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Building on George Reynolds' unexcelled 1892 Dictionary of the Book of Mormon, this work adds the results of scholarship through the intervening years, as well as relevant information on the Book of... More > Mormon never before gathered together in one volume. This book is a must-have for students and scholars of the Book of Mormon.< Less
No Sir, That's Not Joseph Smith By Frederick M. Huchel
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A Review of the 2005 "cultural biography" of LDS prophet and founder Joseph Smith, Jr, by Richard Lyman Bushman, entitled "Rough Stone Rolling."
Recollections of the Prophet Joseph Smith By Frederick M. Huchel
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Joseph Smith, with the exception of his October 1840 discourse on priesthood, did not commit to writing his own sermons and teachings. He spoke and he taught, and we are indebted to his associates... More > for writing and compiling what he said. Several books of teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith have been compiled and published, and serve as a source for the great doctrines the Prophet taught. In the 1970s, Truman Madsen suggested to this compiler that someone ought to put together a collection of reminiscent sayings, statements, and doctrinal pronouncements of Joseph Smith, as remembered in the sermons, writings, and journals of those who heard him and knew him — the recollections of things he said, not published together elsewhere. This book is an effort to do just that, and in so doing, add to our understanding to the Prophet Joseph Smith.< Less
Old Box Elder By Frederick M. Huchel
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This is the text of a presentation entitled "Old Box Elder," delivered at the Sons of Utah Pioneers Pioneer Day gathering in the historic Box Elder Stake Tabernacle, July 19, 2014. It... More > recounts the history of Brigham City, Utah, and explains the necessity of preserving the memory of Utah's pioneer history.< Less
The Armillary Sphere By Frederick M. Huchel
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In these days when space travel is taken for granted, and digital images from a colossal orbiting telescope are commonplace, and an astronomer’s official title is “astrophysicist,”... More > when the means and the tools of the old astronomy and the old astronomers have been relegated to museum cases, it is apropos — in this fiftieth anniversary of man’s alighting on the moon — to take a look backward to the days when astronomers were priests, and astronomy was both a royal and a sacred science. Men in those days saw the sky differently — and understood it differently. Their heavens were enclosed within the visible celestial sphere, and the mechanics of the heavens were understood using such tools as the armillary sphere. Even today, the armillary sphere has something to teach modern sky-watchers about the motions of the heavens, about the constellations and planets, and about a conception of the heavens which we have all but lost.< Less
Harry Potter and Mormon History By Frederick M. Huchel
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Anyone who has read and enjoyed the delightful Harry Potter books by J. K. Rowling, or has watched the movies based on those books, has been delighted and entertained by the stories. Some have... More > wondered about the background of the characters and the stories, and may have wondered if there is any factual basis behind the magical world of Harry Potter. One book, Harry Potter and History, has explored that topic. This book takes the subject further, exploring theintellectual connections, unknown to the books' author, between the world of Harry Potter and Mormon history. Some of these connections prove to be quite fascinating.< Less
HIdden All Around Us By Frederick M. Huchel
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Though years pass and generations of people come and go, along with their means of transportation, of cooking, of lighting and heating their abodes, they leave traces of their coming and going, of... More > their lives, of their existence, on the landscape. Much of what they leave crumbles and fades with time. Yet, there are traces, sometimes faint traces, of their lives and doings which remain, like the merest traces of ink or paint on a palimpsest of the original text and design. For those who spend years learning history, and learning to recognize the tools and methods, the furniture and building materials, the means by which men and women made their mark on the landscape — and the cultural and literary traces of their lives and works — it is possible to recover more of the past than might at first glance seem possible. In this book are morsels of history known and unknown by the casual observer, as well as a new article about the scalawag Reverend Ballard S. Dunn, late of Corinne and Brazil.< Less
Corinne: The Ghost of a Queen By Frederick M. Huchel
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Corinne, the “Gentile Capital of Utah,” the “Queen City of the Great Basin,” was an anomaly in Utah, when it was laid out and founded in the spring of 1869 at the spot where... More > the tracks of the Transcontinental Railroad were to cross the Bear River, just five miles west of one of the most Mormon of Utah towns, Brigham City, named for Brigham Young and home of one of the most successful of the co-operative “United Order” communities in Utah. It was inevitable that conflict would arise between Corinne and its neighbors. The saga of Corinne is one of the more fascinating tales of early Utah, with its twenty-eight saloons, its “soiled doves,” and its “divorce machines.” It is a story well worth reading.< Less

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Genius Matters Genius Matters By Angela Maiers
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