Today in Mormon History - Jul 29

In San Francisco, California, Church members and others gather to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the arrival of the Saints on the Brooklyn, which docked in San Francisco Bay on July 31, 1846. (1)
-- 15 years ago today - Jul 29, 1996

[President Wilford Woodruff Journal] 29 My Children returned from the Canyon this Morning And turned the waggon over on the Mountain Canyon & all Came near being killed through the Carelessness of an other Driver in trying to run by them. Ovando was badly bruised up & Clara his wife with a sprained wrist & others were hurt.

I Met in the Morning with several of the Brethren. I met with the Bank Board and attended to the business thereof. (2)
-- 120 years ago today - Jul 29, 1891

En route to Massachusetts. On his way to Massachusetts, Joseph Smith took the line boat on the Erie Canal to Utica, the railroad car for Schenectady, and a luggage car to Albany, New York. (3)
-- 175 years ago today - Jul 29, 1836

1 - The Woodland Institute 'On This Day Historical Database,'
2 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993,
3 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith,

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