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Author to speak on Thomas L. Kane’s link with Mormons

July 29, 2014

Photo by Ted Lutz – This statue of General Thomas L. Kane-- founder of Kane-- stands outside the Kane Memorial Chapel on Chestnut Street. The statue is a replica of the original statue erected in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Thomas L. Kane—who founded our town 150 years ago—has gone down in U.S. history as the leader of the Bucktails during the Civil War, the force behind the building of the Kinzua Viaduct and many other notable achievements.
He also is known for his support for not-so-popular causes of the time such as the Mormons.
According to author Matthew J. Grow, Kane is recognized as “the most important non-Mormon” in the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints—the Mormons.

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