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170 years ago – before 'the Brooklyn' sails

Sam Brannan sailed on The Brooklyn around Cape Horn to North America.

Brigham Young takes over as leader of the LDS Church in 1844 after Prophet Joseph Smith is killed in Carthage, Illinois. Plans begin to move the Saints west away from U.S. government rule to a territory safe from persecution.

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