The Mormon religion was a movement that took its followers from east to west in the middle of the 19th Century, including a strong presence in Illinois before ending up in the Utah territory.

But a power vacuum caused a split, leaving two men leading two groups. One built his movement into a major force. The other has seemingly disappeared from history.

Was its leader a holy man or a con artist? Larry Potash digs deep in this Backstory segment.

And more on author Miles Harvey and his book “The King of Confidence” on his website

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