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ALDO ALDO ALDO BRANNAN – Recalling a Time When the Immigrant Population of San Francisco was More Mormon than Salt Lake City’s

Monday, February 4th, 2013

We all know ALDO, but who was BRANNAN?

As seen on the Embarcadero:

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Check it, it’s amazing.

After the murder of church leader Joseph Smith, Jr., in June 1844, the Latter Day Saints decided to relocate their center from Nauvoo,Illinois. Several possible destinations were discussed, including the Mexican territory of Alta California. In February 1846, with the approval of church leaders, Brannan and 245 other Latter Day Saints from New York set sail aboard the ship Brooklyn for upper California via Cape Horn. Brannan had an antiquated printing press and a complete flour mill on board. After a stop in HonoluluHawaii, they landed, on July 31, 1846, at the Mexican port town of Yerba Buenapresent-day San Francisco, tripling the population of the pueblo. Brannan was appointed as the first mission president of the California LDS Mission.

Anyway, we honor this shyster these days every time we mention Brannan Street.

Hey, how about a name change?