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Mormon Trail to Southern California

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=== Historical Background ===
In 1847 members of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormon_Battalion Mormon Battalion] were honorably discharged at Los Angeles, California from their service in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War. Some made their way from various places in [[California Genealogy|California]] to [[Salt Lake City, Utah]]. Those leaving from southern California blazed the trail that came to be called the [[Mormon_Trail_to_Southern_California|Mormon Trail to southern California]]. The next year Jefferson Hunt, one of these former soldiers, and others made the return trip to California to pick up supplies. In 1849 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Gold_Rush Gold Rush] emigrants hired Hunt to show them this trail.<ref>"Jefferson Hunt" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jefferson_Hunt (accessed 6 September 2011).</ref>
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