New Hope was a small Mormon agricultural community in Central California. It was founded in 1846, by Samuel Brannan, on the hope that Brigham Young would make it the center stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The approximately twenty farmers at New Hope labored diligently under the illusion that thousands of their brethren would shortly join them. When President Young decided to settle in the Great Basin, the New Hope settlement was terminated that same year: 1847.
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Family, Home, and Social Sciences; History
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
McCready, Clint, "New Hope: A Mormon Colony in Central California" (1976). Theses and Dissertations. 4926.
Sam Brannan, 1819-1889, New Hope, California, Mormons, Colonization, Mormon cities, Mormon towns