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Establishing Zion: the Mormon Church

Eugene E. Campbell, a history professor at BYU until his retirement in 1980, spent about 13 years researching and writing Establishing Zion before his death in 1986. Campbell's account begins with the Mormon Pioneers settling the Great Basin in 1847 and ends with the driving of the golden spike at Promontory Summit, Utah, May 10, 1869 - an event that marked the completion of the transcontinental railroad.

The book examines Brigham Young's colonizing effort and the keys to the pioneers' survival in a rugged wilderness. K.S.

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