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Saint-making and Map-making: The Cartographic History of Mormonism
Start Date: 2/26/2016Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Date: 2/26/2016End Time: 4:00 PM

Event Description
For more than forty years, geographer/historian Richard Francaviglia has studied the geography of Mormonism and the history of mapmaking. His lecture will explore the fascinating and enduring connection between Mormonism and maps. From the first "City of Zion" plat map in the early 1830s to the most modern cartography showing the worldwide distribution of Latter-day Saints, Mormonism has relied on maps to promote and sustain the faith. This lecture will showcase about a dozen maps that cover important themes in Mormon history, including bringing order to the western American wilderness, portraying locations described in the Book of Mormon, and mapping the territories served by missionaries at home and abroad.
Location Information:
*WU Campus - Hatfield Library  (View Map)
900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Phone: 503-370-6300
Room: Hatfield Room
Contact Information:
Name: Doreen Simonsen
Phone: 503 375-5343
Richard Francaviglia
Admission / Ticket Info:
Free Admission. Public and students are welcom.
Event Sponsor(s):
Faculty Colloquium.

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