140 years ago today - Dec 3, 1882

Second counselor Joseph F. Smith's sermon says, "I think of two or three hundred thousand people wending their way across the great plain... back to Jackson County[, Missouri]." The Mormon population in the stakes of Utah, Idaho, and Arizona is 128,779 at this time.

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]

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