22. Jonestown Becomes an Isolated Settlement in Guyana
It wasn’t easy for Jim Jones to persuade nearly 1,000 of his members to uproot their families and move from California to Guyana. However, once the members moved, Jones quickly worked to make the camp feel like a home.
With nearly 4,000 acres of land, the People’s Temple had a lot of room for its members. Furthermore, the location was perfect for Jones. They were isolated from society, located around 150 miles from the capital of Guyana. The land consisted of muddy roads with the nearest body of water 7 miles away.