Sponsored by BYU Studies— Ignacio Garcia is the Lemuel Hardison Redd Jr. Professor of Western & Latino History at Brigham Young University and president of the Mormon History Association. Continue reading “10 questions with Ignacio Garcia”
In conjunction with this anniversary, Dennis B. Horne has graciously provided selections from his recent book, “I Know He Lives,” which includes rare behind-the-scenes accounts of the priesthood revelation by Elder Bruce R. McConkie.
Gary Bergera is managing director of the Smith-Pettit Foundation, Salt Lake City, and editor of “Confessions of A Mormon Historian: The Diaries of Leonard J. Arrington, 1971-1999.”
I recently had the privilege to interview Dennis B. Horne.
Horne is the author of several books, including “Bruce R. McConkie: Highlights from his Life and Teachings,” “Called of God by Prophecy,” and “I Know He Lives: How 13 Special Witnesses Came to Know Christ.”
On June 5, 1976, the Teton Dam in Idaho failed. What began as a small crack spread to a substantial break within hours. As the surrounding area began to flood, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints quickly mobilized and prevented what could have been a dramatic loss of life. Nonetheless, the damage was significant. Homes and business were ruined. Access to water and utilities was curtailed, if not entirely inaccessible. The situation was awful.
In the coming days and weeks, thousands would flock to the area to help with cleanup and rebuilding. My father, Howard Manwaring, was a teenager at the time and among those who traveled to Rexburg, Idaho, from Pocatello, Idaho to assist in the efforts.