66 Jonestown Part 1


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Welcome to part 1 of a 4 parter on The People’s Temple, it’s founder Jim Jones, and the supposedly idyllic town called Jonestown Jim Jones convinced his followers to follow him to in Guyana. As many of you know we’re located in Indiana, so there are some localish implications with this story that begin in Indiana, transferred to San Francisco to set up it’s home base, and finished in the Peoples Temple Agricultural Project, commonly referred to as Jonestown, all the way to South America, where the members of the People’s Temple, a religious organization that began with Jim Jones preaching about Jesus and social reform in 1955 and ended with the mass murder of 918 people in Jonestown on November 18, 1978, in the single largest mass casualty event involving US citizens at the time.

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