Mormon Settlers Arrive in San Francisco

Mormon Settlers Arrive in San Francisco

Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Source: Wikipedia

Timeline of History

History Topics
Religious History
Countries

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.

Powered by JReviews

Today's Major Events

Methodist Minister Rev. Jimmy Creech is Defrocked for Presiding Over Same-Sex Ceremony
Stone v. Graham: Posting Ten Commandments in Public Schools is Ruled Unconstitutional
Ottoman Government Calls for Holy War by Muslims on Russia, France, and England
John Peter Zenger Arrested for Criticizing Governor of New York
Eisenstadt v. Baird: Court Rules Unmarried Couples Have Right to Contraceptive Information

July History Calendar