Fishing River

(not accessible by public roads)

 
 

Zion’s Camp

    Zion’s Camp comprised over 200 men and provided the Church with much of its future leadership. Nine of the first 12 Apostles participated in Zion’s Camp, as did all of the First Quorum of Seventy.

Fishing River

    On June 19, 1834, Zion’s Camp rested on “an elevated piece of land between Little Fishing and Big Fishing rivers” near Liberty, Missouri, for the night. A mob of over 300 men were preparing to attack Zion’s Camp. Soon a violent storm arose which brought so much hail, rain, and wind that the mob could not cross the rivers. A member of the mob said of the storm, “if that was the way God fought for the Mormons, they might as well go about their business.” (History of the Church, 2:105)