Watching a cheesy movie about the Mormon migration. It is prefaced by a statement along the lines of the story is inaccurate but the miracles are real
I live about thirty miles north of Hill Cumorah where the whole spectacle started. I have worked with Mormons but they have never tried to proselytize me. Their history is an unbelievable ( to me, at least) American soap opera. But is has everything people seem to like from their religion: drama,gold, dreams , angels and persecution. They are the fastest growing faith in Africa, putting a lot of funds and resources into developing relationships.
Scott Chisholm, my poetry mentor, wrote a book describing his trek from upstate New York to Salt Lake City. It is appropriately called "Following the wrong god home" and follows the trail the Mormons took. [goodreads.com].