Mormon History, January 1849

Truman O. Angell (future architect of the Salt Lake Temple) creates a homemade press to print scrip bills(money) secured with gold dust deposited with Brigham Young. (Gold dust brought by Mormons arriving from Californiaâ€"ex-battalion members, and the Brooklyn saints who began arriving in the Salt Lake Valley in September and October 1848.) This locally-made ―money became known as Valley Notes.

[source: Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,]

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