175 years ago today - Feb 04, 1846

Those following Brigham exit Nauvoo for Winter Quarters, and in 1847 the Salt Lake Valley. By the time the Grand encampment is founded, 153 men had entered into polygamy, marrying 587 wives. Brigham accounts for 5-6% of plural marriages at this point.

[Dayne, More Wives Than One, p 35; Exploring Mormonism: Polygamy Timeline, http://www.exploringmormonism.com/polygamy-timeline/]

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