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The Mormon Trail was traveled by the Mormon Pioneers between 1845 and 1870. It greatly contributed to the westward expansion and played a large role in forming the western United States. Questions in this category relate to the Mormon Trail and the Mormon Pioneers.
Started in Nauvoo Illinois. Ended in the Salt Lake Valley. The previous answer leaves far too much of the story omitted. Joseph Smith Jr. (1805-1844) organized the Church of Christ on April 6, 1830 in Fayette, New York (located in the Finger Lakes Region). After persecution persisted and Smith dic…
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One of the early hardships faced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "the Mormons", started with the persecution that forced them to move several times. At the height of this, many members were murdered, tarred and feathered, raped, property stolen, properties and holy buildings burn…
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I don't know what you mean by founded, but the Mormon trail was the path the lds church took moving from Navoo to Salt Lake City Utah. Why? Because the prophet Joesph Smith, said so. He heard it from god that the saints should go there so they did.
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Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) believe that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, just like Moses or Isaiah. Mormons believe that Jesus Christ restored the doctrine and authority of true Christianity (which was lost after the death of the Apostles) to J…
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Mormon pioneers.Brigham Young led the caravan of Mormons across the Midwest into the Salt Lake Valley
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Mormons are taught to behave as Jesus Christ behaved. That is, keeping Gods commandments, being kind to people, giving service, helping others, not being critical. We are all human though and we are not perfect in all things. We can repent and ask forgiveness for our weaknesses. The trick is, we our…
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Obviously it's because the Mormons traveled the trail.
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The Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 1,300-mile travelled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1846 to 1868. The Mormon Trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois on the Mississipi river, passing through Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Eastern Utah to Salt Lake City, Utah. The Mormon pi…
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The Mormon Trail was traveled by Mormon Pioneers from Illinois to Utah after they had been kicked out of Illinois. It was then traveled by Mormon converts from Europe and Canada as they immigrated to "Zion" (the Mormon settlements in Utah). The trail was mostly discontinued after the railroad reac…
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The Mormon Trail began in Nauvoo, Illinois and ended in Salt Lake City Utah.first of all where it began is correct and by the way it never ended i am a mormon but we do not put mormons as are church name we are know as the church of latterday saints
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A lot of salted meats, to keep them preserved, I know. I'm thinking there was a lot of fried flour and nuts as well. Grains kept well, and were widely popular... as well as beans.
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The Mormons moved west in search of a place where they could practice their religion in peace. The church was founded in upstate New York in 1830, but over the first 15 years moved from New York to Ohio to Missouri to Illinois in search of peace and acceptance. In each place, they were hated, beat…
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The Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 1,300-mile travelled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1846 to 1868. The Mormon Trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois on the Mississipi river, passing through Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Eastern Utah to Salt Lake City, Utah.The Mormon pio…
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The Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 1,300-mile travelled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1846 to 1868. The Mormon Trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois on the Mississipi river, passing through Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Eastern Utah to Salt Lake City, Utah.The Mormon pio…
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The Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 1,300-mile travelled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1846 to 1868. The Mormon Trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois on the Mississipi river, passing through Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Eastern Utah to Salt Lake City, Utah.The Mormon pio…
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The Lewis and Clark Trail ended at the head of the Columbia River on the Oregon/Washington border.The Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 1,300-mile travelled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1846 to 1868. The Mormon Trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois on the Mississipi river…
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The Mormon trail goes through Illinois, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Utah.The Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 1,300-mile travelled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1846 to 1868. The Mormon Trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois on the Mississipi river, passing through Iowa, Nebras…
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The Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 1,300-mile travelled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1846 to 1868. The Mormon Trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois on the Mississipi river, passing through Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Eastern Utah to Salt Lake City, Utah.The Mormon pio…
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The Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 1,300-mile travelled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1846 to 1868. The Mormon Trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois on the Mississipi river, passing through Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Eastern Utah to Salt Lake City, Utah.The Mormon pio…
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The Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 1,300-mile travelled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1846 to 1868. The Mormon Trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois on the Mississipi river, passing through Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Eastern Utah to Salt Lake City, Utah.The Mormon pio…
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The Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 1,300-mile travelled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1846 to 1868. The Mormon Trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois on the Mississipi river, passing through Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Eastern Utah to Salt Lake City, Utah.The Mormon pio…
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The Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 1,300-mile travelled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1846 to 1868. The Mormon Trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois on the Mississipi river, passing through Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Eastern Utah to Salt Lake City, Utah.The Mormon pio…
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The Mormon trail goes through Illinois, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Utah.The Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 1,300-mile travelled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1846 to 1868. The Mormon Trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois on the Mississipi river, passing through Iowa, Nebras…
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The Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 1,300-mile travelled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1846 to 1868. The Mormon Trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois on the Mississipi river, passing through Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Eastern Utah to Salt Lake City, Utah.The Mormon pio…
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The Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 1,300-mile travelled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1846 to 1868. The Mormon Trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois on the Mississipi river, passing through Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Eastern Utah to Salt Lake City, Utah.The Mormon pio…
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The Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 1,300-mile travelled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1846 to 1868. The Mormon Trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois on the Mississipi river, passing through Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Eastern Utah to Salt Lake City, Utah.The Mormon pio…
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The Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 1,300-mile travelled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1846 to 1868. The Mormon Trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois on the Mississipi river, passing through Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Eastern Utah to Salt Lake City, Utah.The Mormon pio…
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Joseph Smith along with his family and a few of the other prophets who took charge after his death. Incorrect answer above. Improved answer - Brigham Young and church members - pioneers - traveled the Mormon Trail. In addition, the trail was used by trappers, explorers, and other people traveling t…
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The Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 1,300-mile travelled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1846 to 1868. The Mormon Trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois on the Mississipi river, passing through Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Eastern Utah to Salt Lake City, Utah.The Mormon pio…
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Independence Rock and Register Cliff are both in Wyoming. Chimney Rock in Western Nebraska is one of the landmarks along these trails. It is featured on the Nebraska State Quarter. Register Cliff http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Register_Cliff
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The Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 1,300-mile travelled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1846 to 1868. The Mormon Trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois on the Mississipi river, passing through Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Eastern Utah to Salt Lake City, Utah.The Mormon pio…
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People on the Mormon trail camped every night or they slept in their wagons. It was cold at night, so they had thick blankets on.
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there wasn't a specific trail it was more just a feeling from the lord on which way to take. It became known as the Mormon Trail.
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The Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 1,300-mile travelled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1846 to 1868. The Mormon Trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois on the Mississipi river, passing through Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Eastern Utah to Salt Lake City, Utah.The Mormon pio…
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they used handcarts! kind of like a big wooden wagon. some of them were even pulled by ox
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Platte & Sweetwater Rivers The Mormon pioneers began their travel west to Salt Lake City in the spring of each year. Water was a main concern for the pioneers because they needed water to drink and for their animals. During the winter they would cross Iowa to a location near Omaha, Neb. and stay…
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The Mormon trail crosses several rivers. Probably the most well known would be the Sweetwater River near Martin's Cove in Wyoming.
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No. The US Government sent troops to stop what it imagined -- incorrectly -- was an uprising amongst the Latter-day Saints settling the territory of Deseret. The so-called Mormon War was quite short-lived, but put the Mormons, who had already been driven by mob violence from one location to another …
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The Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 1,300-mile travelled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1846 to 1868. The Mormon Trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois on the Mississipi river, passing through Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Eastern Utah to Salt Lake City, Utah.The Mormon pio…
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The Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 1,300-mile travelled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1846 to 1868. The Mormon Trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois on the Mississipi river, passing through Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Eastern Utah to Salt Lake City, Utah.The Mormon pio…
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I suppose it's a matter of opinion, but I would say Brigham Young. To choose anyone else would be like saying Moses wasn't the most important person in bringing the Israelites out of Egyptian captivity. Brigham Young was the leader of the church, he is the one who led the Saints west. He is the one …
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yes it did though some continued. The man who discovered gold in CA was Mormon
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Hahaha it was 600 miles take tht Samacah!!! well atleast i am not a wore sammy7887 Actually, it was 1,297 miles long and it was used from 1848 to 1852.
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The "mormons" or Latter Day Saints, were fleeing religious persecution in the eastern united states and walked to utah.
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The Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 1,300-mile travelled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1846 to 1868. The Mormon Trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois on the Mississipi river, passing through Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Eastern Utah to Salt Lake City, Utah.The Mormon pio…
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The Mormons faced intense thunder and lightning storms that often frightened the animals. The rain and hail tore many of the tents and wagon canvases. The other problem was the never ending dust that got into everything. Rattlesnakes, wolves, and buffalo gnats were also problematic. (source: The Mo…
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the Mormon trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah
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it was led by Brigham Young, president and prophet of the Mormon church at that time. the Mormons had to leave Missouri because people were telling lies about them to the government and the government forced them to leave. Also people were just plain being incredably rude and persicuting them like t…
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Mormon brought only what was important with them. For more info go to http://scriptures.lds.org/en/dc/contents it'll explain alot trust me I read it every day. FYI I'm Mormon
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The Mormon Trail was approximately 1,300 miles long from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah.
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The Mormon trail was taken by a religious group commmonly called the Mormons. They were fleeing religious persecution in the eastern united states and walked to Utah - the path they took is often called the Mormon trail. The Mormon battalion trail is different. The government drafted a couple thous…
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try googling it, or looking in a history book, you'll find it, i have one in my history book, so you know
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The Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 1,300-mile travelled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1846 to 1868. The Mormon Trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois on the Mississipi river, passing through Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Eastern Utah to Salt Lake City, Utah.The Mormon pio…
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Improved answer - Brigham Young was the president of the church at that time, when the Mormons were being driven out of Missouri by mobs, including an illegal extermination order by the USA government. The leaders of the church sent expeditionary parties west to find a place where Mormons could live…
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They faced many things like Death of family members/family friends Food shortage etc.
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The trail from Nauvoo, Illinios to Salt Lake City, Utah was approximately 1300 miles. The Oregon Trail was around 2100 miles.
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Food... like non-perishable items
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To escape religious persecution and because that was the direction the lord had told them to go
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Yes it is Alternate answer: Nauvoo, Illinois, on the banks of the Mississippi River was the starting point for many Latter-day Saints (sometimes called "Mormons"). Once the river was crossed, the trail picked up in Iowa heading west.
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The first Mormon pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley July 24, 1847.
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The Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 1,300-mile travelled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1846 to 1868. The Mormon Trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois on the Mississipi river, passing through Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Eastern Utah to Salt Lake City, Utah.The Mormon pio…
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The Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 1,300-mile travelled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1846 to 1868. The Mormon Trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois on the Mississipi river, passing through Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Eastern Utah to Salt Lake City, Utah.The Mormon pio…
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The Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 1,300-mile travelled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1846 to 1868. The Mormon Trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois on the Mississipi river, passing through Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Eastern Utah to Salt Lake City, Utah.The Mormon pio…
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Regrettably, many Mormons died as they tried to travel from Illinois to Utah. Many people starved and froze to death in a make shift camp they erected in the mud, just on the other side of the Mississippi River (1846). Ironically, while they were freezing in their tents, they could see the new resid…
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The Mormons fled to Utah because other states chased them out. Mormons were prosecuted everywhere they went to a point where mobs killed men. Utah was a fairly empty territory where they were safe.
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The Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 1,300-mile travelled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1846 to 1868. The Mormon Trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois on the Mississipi river, passing through Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Eastern Utah to Salt Lake City, Utah.The Mormon pio…
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The Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 1,300-mile travelled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1846 to 1868. The Mormon Trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois on the Mississipi river, passing through Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Eastern Utah to Salt Lake City, Utah.The Mormon pio…
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The Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 1,300-mile travelled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1846 to 1868. The Mormon Trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois on the Mississipi river, passing through Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Eastern Utah to Salt Lake City, Utah.The Mormon pio…
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the Mormons used the trail because it was the best way to get to the west away from everyone who were convecting them
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many didnt not have alot because there hand karts could only hold abit of weight the normally took some bread, blankets, spear shoes and socks alot of the time the men would give up there extra shoes or socks or even clothes so that there children could have another blanket or there pregnant wife be…
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People travel on the Mormon trail because people in Illinois didn't want thew there so the moved to the salt lake valley to find a good life so people wont bother them.
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Seriously????It was a trail, and Mormons traveled on it, and they were pioneers.
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The Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 1,300-mile travelled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1846 to 1868. The Mormon Trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois on the Mississipi river, passing through Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Eastern Utah to Salt Lake City, Utah.The Mormon pio…
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They ate what they brought with them, meat, fruit, and vegetables and what they could catch like buffalo. There is this one story of a womon who, when collecting buffalo chips to start a fire, met a man. The man told her to follow him, she did, and he led her to a cave. Inside the cave there was a l…
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People died, babies were born, they sang, slept, ate, went to the bathroom, basically they just lived their lives. Except...they did all this in severe blizzards, boiling heat, chill winds, and in harsh climate, too. But mostly people died.
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Uncertain what this question means. It's difficult to think of any tools that Mormons don't use. In fact, the toolmaking company Black & Decker is headed by a Mormon.
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The Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 1,300-mile travelled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1846 to 1868. The Mormon Trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois on the Mississipi river, passing through Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Eastern Utah to Salt Lake City, Utah.The Mormon pio…
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the best time to is in the end of spring
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Some are Navoo, winter corridors
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the same hardships as other pioneers. only they were forced from their homes unlike the pioneers who chose to leave and move west.
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The church members were moving to the Salt Lake Valley to escape from persecution in Illinois and Missouri.
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This is only my opinion, but I think that we were!
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They followed the Orgen Trail
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They took whatever they could carry, which wasn't much. For a long time, they ate flour mixed with water (cooked). They ate what they could hunt as well... but most of the time, they didn't eat much, which is why many died.
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the people who walked it walked from Missouri to Utah, because they believed they're church was and still is the true church on the earth. they left Missouri because of the persicution, tar and feathering, buring houses, and much more horrible stuff. be thankful for fast transportation and a good go…
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The Mormon Trail cloesly followed the Oregon and California trails much of the time. This is because there really was only one easy way to the west, due to the placement of mountains, rivers, and settlements used for gathering supplies.
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there were hundreds of thousands of people on the Mormon trail, a lot of which were my ancestors. some of the most famous Mormons were Jospeh Smith, Brigham Young, and Emma Smith.
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The Mormon Trail was the route, but it did travel on the Oregon trial too. :)
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The Mormons (the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) believed that they could escape persecution by moving west. They were forced out of Illinois and Missouri and finally went all the way to Utah, where they built their temple and practiced their religion in safety.
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It probably depends on the family and on when they were travelling. The first pioneers carried everything with them, including what tools they would need to establish farms and homes when they reached Salt Lake City. Later pioneers did not need to carry all of these things as the city was already qu…
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Buffalo, deer, antelope, rabbit, coyote, wolf, beer, cougar, prairie dog, wolverine, badger, muskrat, beaver, etc.
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When the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" Church) was established, it faced a lot of persecution. Eventually the persecution became so heavy (a literal extermination order placed on them) they decided to make a trek west. Many of them migrated to what is now …
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It was a difficult trek, and many died along the trail.
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