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    • Polygamy on the Pedernales

    • Lyman Wight's Mormon Village in Antebellum Texas
    • By: Melvin C Johnson
    • Narrated by: Don Coltrane
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    In the wake of Joseph Smith Jr.’s murder in 1844, his following splintered, and some allied themselves with a maverick Mormon apostle, Lyman Wight. Sometimes called the "Wild Ram of Texas," Wight took his splinter group to frontier Texas, a destination to which Smith, before his murder, had considered moving his followers, who were increasingly unwelcome in the Midwest. He had instructed Wight to take a small band of church members from Wisconsin to establish a Texas colony that would prepare the ground for a mass migration of the membership.

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