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Season 2 Episode 08 Mormons and Gold Part 1


The story of the Mormons and the discovery of gold in California


California—it has been there from the very beginning of our narrative and has continually loomed large in the story of the Latter-day Saints and their gathering to the West. At first it was Upper California that the Saints sang about and declared they would there find their new home; then the Saints of the ship Brooklyn landed at Yerba Buena and became the first American colony, and then the Mormon Battalion marched there to claim the whole of it for the United States. In this episode of History of the Saints we return to California for that significant event that so affected the United States, California and the Latter-day Saints—the discovery of gold.


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