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The settlement of Utah by Anglo-Saxons was commenced in July, 1847, when Brigham Young , president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints , lead the Saints to settle what is now Salt Lake City, a group consisting of 143 men, 3 women and 2 children.
Learn about the Mormon Trail at the California Trail Interpretive Center. This journey for the Mormon immigrants began in 1846 in Nauvoo, Illinois and ended in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The founder’s successor, Brigham Young, organized the fledgling religious group, calling for a western migration into what was then Mexico and what is now Utah. Between 1847 and 1868, more than 60,000 Mormons made the journey, according to LDS Church history.
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Pioneers took most of their own food and every day the meals were pretty much the same: usually bread, beans, bacon, ham, and dried fruit over and over again. Occasionally they had fresh fish or buffalo or antelope hunted along the way. Many of families took along a milk cow so they were able to have fresh milk.
After Mormon leader Joseph Smith was murdered by a mob in 1844, church members realized that their settlement at Nauvoo was becoming increasingly untenable. Beginning in 1846, thousands of Mormons traversed a route that would later be called the Mormon Trail . 5 дней назад
In 1846, Mormons left Nauvoo, Illinois because of religious persecution and traveled across Iowa, ending in Winter Quarters, Nebraska.
Utah is known for having some of the best skiing in the country, and the mountains near Salt Lake City receive an average of 500 inches of snow per year. During the 19th century many Mormons settled in Utah , and today approximately 60 percent of state’s residents are members of the church.
Look, yes, the population of Utah is predominantly Mormon . There are many non- Mormons in Utah , religious or otherwise.
68% of the population are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with the remainder having no religious affiliation (24%) or Catholic (4%). This is in stark contrast to Salt Lake City where the percentage of the population that identifies as Mormon is 35%.