Episode 109: Gulls and the Crickets


It’s the worst war in Mormon history: The Cricket War of 1849. Or is it 1851? (Wait, was it grasshoppers?) Lindsay and Bryan discuss the myth behind the famous lore of the Seagull and the Crickets.

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  1. L. Eldredge says:

    Interesting episode. Well done, yet again, you two. I had to laugh at the recollections you cited that said that the swarms of Mormon Crickets “darkened the sky”. Quite a trick for those flightless katydids!

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