The Miracle of the Gulls: A Cricket War

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The Miracle of the Gulls: A Cricket War

Tuesday, 22 June

In 1848, times were dire for the Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake Valley. Massive swarms of crickets laid waste to everything in their path, destroying crops and endangering the community's chances of survival. The threat of starvation loomed. According to the legend the community was saved by the miraculous arrival of gulls with a craving for crickets -- but how much of this story is fact, and how much fiction? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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