Not everyone was down on the pioneer saints for doing what?
A) Abstaining from alcohol and tobacco
B) Killing crickets
C) Thursday Testimony services
D) Practicing polygamy
(A) San Francisco
The Saints arrived by the ship Brooklyn July 31, 1846, a year before the Saints arrived in the Salt Lake Valley. This group of Saints arrived in California just three weeks after the United States flag had been raised over the state, making them the first large group of people to enter the state of California from the United States.
Richard O. Cowan and William E. Homer, California Saints: A 150-Year Legacy in the Golden State. (Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1996).