165 years ago today - Jan 24, 1848

[Deseret] nine members of the discharged Mormon Battalion were at Sutter's Mill in California when gold was discovered.

[Source: History to Go, Pioneers and Cowboys, http://historytogo.utah.gov/timeline/pioneersandcowboys.html]

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  1. Six of the men were:

    William Barger
    Henry W. Bigler
    James S. Brown
    William J. Johnstun
    Azariah Smith
    Alexander Stephens

    [Source: The Remarkable Journey of the Mormon Battalion by Michael N. Landon & Brandon J. Metcalf (2012), pp.85-86]


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