125 years ago today - Jul 6, 1899

A letter was read from Brother H. J. Faust, suggesting that the Church take steps to secure lands in the Deep Creek mining region, with a view to our people colonizing there. He thought the Church should secure the farms now owned by non-Mormons in that vicinity, and this, with what the Church already owns there, would give our people the control. He believed that Deep Creek was destined to become a great mining camp, and now was the time to take steps to control the country. ... President Snow stated that the Church was not doing anything, in a systematic manner, toward the colonization of our people. ...

[Journal History, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015]

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