Mormon Settlers Arrive in San Francisco

Mormon Settlers Arrive in San Francisco

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Mormons settlers arrive in San Francisco (then called Yerba Buena), just 22 days after Captain John B. Montgomery raised the American flag here. The ship of 246 had left New York at the beginning of February and traveled 20,000 miles to get here.

The Mormon settlers more than triple the local population and immediately begin building up a colony, including the area's first English school.

By October, expedition leader Sam Brannan will be printing the "California Star," California's first newspaper and the newspaper which first announces the news of the California Gold Rush in 1849.

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