Mormon settlement outside of Nauvoo, Illinois is one of the most neglected topics in Mormon history. Most discussion concerning Mormons between 1839 and 1846 is limited to Nauvoo although, as one researcher put it: "Mormon contact in Illinois was infinitely larger."1 After further investigation these settlements emerge as being far more important to Mormon history and the city of Nauvoo than this neglect suggests.
Reynolds, R Philip, "The Rest of The Kingdom on the Mississippi: Mormon Settlement Patterns in Illinois 1838-1846" (1997). Library Faculty and Staff Presentations. 17.
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