The Mormon Channel

Friday, October 7, 2011


Growing up in San Francisco, I was raised by goodly parents who taught me to pay my loyalties to the great and mighty San Francisco 49ers.

Though the football team has had tremendous success in NFL history, it is the original 49ers of the mid-1800's (for whom the team is named after) that I wish to focus on.

California is known as the Golden State because of the rumors spread throughout the world around 1848.  It was told that there was an abundance of wealth to be gained by simply picking up golden nuggets that were strewn all about Northern California.  That was the exception, however, as there was generally little more than flecks of gold to be found, and most who left their homes or countries to obtain some "easy cash" left disappointed.  However, some, obtained great wealth.

"Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great. (Doctrine and Covenants 64:33)"

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