Hundreds of historians and LDS history buffs are gathering in Sacramento this weekend for the annual Mormon History Association conference, with "Mormon Gold" as one of the themes for this year's event.

Early members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were on hand 160 years ago when James Marshall discovered gold about 60 miles west of Lake Tahoe. An LDS-owned newspaper in San Francisco, the California Star, was reportedly the first to advertise the discovery, setting the stage for the gold rush that followed.

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