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Season 2 Episode 09 Mormons and Gold Part 2 The Gold Rush


The story of Mormons and the Gold Rush.


In our last episode of History of the Saints we told you the story of the discovery of gold and the role of the Latter-day Saints in that discovery; Also of the fevered rush of the locals in 1848 to get to the mines. Notably while so many rushed to the gold fields, the men of the Mormon Battalion who had been first on the ground, pocketed what they had and walked away. In this episode of History of the Saints we will tell you of their historic journey home, how the word of gold spread, and the impact of the gold rush of 1849 on the Latter-day Saints.


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