Saturday, January 12, 2013

175 years ago: Joseph Smith and his followers flee Ohio after bank collapse

On January 12, 1838, Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints leader Joseph Smith and his followers fled Kirtland, Ohio to avoid arrest persecution by angry investors after a bank founded by Mr. Smith had failed during the Panic of 1837. The Mormons' next stop was in Missouri.

1 comment:

  1. According to the Mormons it was religious persecution which forced them to leave.