He noted similarities in hydrology, names and geographic
"Early Mormons were so pro-Israel in the 19th century,"
Francaviglia said, noting the Mormons may have pioneered
some of this favor to Israel that is much more widespread by
American churches today.
There is also a "Zions Bank" in Salt Lake City too.
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