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Titus, William A., 1868-1951 "Historic spots in Wisconsin"

Historic Spots in Wisconsin: This segment of the series tells the story of Voree, the Mormon community founded at Spring Prairie, Walworth Co., in 1844. Backed by several hundred followers, James J. Strang (1813-1856) claimed to be the true leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when Brigham Young led most church members into the West. Going beyond local history, the author describes the settlement at Voree; its newspaper, the Gospel Herald; the hostility of neighbors to polygamy; the colony’s removal to remote Beaver Island at the head of Lake Michigan; and the eventual assassination of Strang and collapse of his utopian community. (6 pages)

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Citation: Titus, William A., 1868-1951 "Historic spots in Wisconsin" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 09 /Issue: 4 (1925-1926)

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