Building Zion: Arrival in the Valley to the Famine of '56
In Season One of the History of the Saints television series, the producers brought you from Nauvoo, across the plains, and to the Salt Lake Valley with the Mormon Vanguard Company in July 1847. Now, in this eagerly awaited second-season compilation, the story continues with the building up of Zion in the West, the struggles against nature to survive those first years in a wilderness, the ongoing challenges of emigration and bringing the Saints across sea and trail, the hopes for statehood, and the establishment of settlements throughout the West.
Along the way, there are small but meaningful personal stories embedded in the larger story of Church history, such as the return of Oliver Cowdery to the Church, the discovery of gold in California, and the tragic story of the Indians in Utah.
This documentary collection moves chronologically from 1847 to 1856 through Church and Western American history in remarkable detail and showcases the latest in informed scholarship and inspiring and informative visuals. It is a must for all who enjoy history and Latter-day Saint heritage.
This 9-DVD compilation contains all 34 episodes as see on television. Hosted by Glenn Rawson.
By Glen M. Danielsen, Submitted on 2015-12-14
These DVD series are an absolute treat for Latter-day Saints. I think they should be touted, promoted, made known to every Latter-day Saint who passes over the entry threshold of a Deseret Book store. Glenn Rawson is a consummate host. His knowledgeable, bright history commentary is forever interesting, informed, insightful, outstanding. And if I might say, he lights up the screen with his red-headed star power and easy smile. His whole demeanor is delightful. The constant commentary from our faithful LDS scholars is priceless. Production values just excellent. These History of the Saints DVD sets are worth every cent of the forty smackers purchase price.
I think Deseret Book could do a better job featuring or promoting some of the best things — the things that matter more. The Uintah United video DVD would've been one. These stunning History of the Saints DVD sets are another.