160 years ago today - Apr 6, 1861

On 6 April 1861 Joseph Morris organized a new church, headquartered in South Weber, and issued a proclamation that all of his followers should gather at Kingston Fort. Firmly believing that "Christ will come tomorrow," they held all things in common and, according to some authorities, even trampled some of their crops into the ground as evidence of their faith.

[Utah History Encyclopedia: Morrisites, http://www.uen.org/utah_history_encyclopedia/]

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