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Mormonism
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the doctrines and practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints which was founded by Joseph Smith in 1830; known for pairs of bicycling missionaries, rapid growth, and for its abandoned practice of polygamy
  • Fuchs told me that the sunflowers were introduced into that country by the Mormons; that at the time of the persecution, when they left Missouri and struck out into the wilderness to find a place where they could worship God in their own way, the members of the first exploring party, crossing the plains to Utah, scattered sunflower seed as they went.
    Book 1 — The Shimerdas (19% in)

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