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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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Nobody. The Mormon Pioneers traveled on the Mormon Trail, not the Oregon Trail. In many places these trails closely followed each other, but they were not the same 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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The Mormon Trail ended in Salt Lake City, Utah. From there, many Mormons were sent to colonize towns all over the west, while others stayed in the city.
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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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The Mormon Trail was the only trail used by a large number of people for religious purposes rather than monetary opportunity. Other trails were mostly used to get to California for the Gold Rush or to Oregon for logging and other opportunities. Of course there were always a handful of Catholic Missi…
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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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Women usually spent their time preparing food, making sure the children didn't run off, and mending tents, clothing, blankets, and other supplies. Men repaired wagons and hunted for food. The men would also be called on to defend the camp in case of an Indian attack. Children often fed the animals, …
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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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The Mormon Trail is the trail that the Mormon Pioneers took from Illinois to Utah between 1845 and 1870. It was different from other trails because it was used by people seeking religious freedom rather than riches or wild living, as most other western trails were used for.
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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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How long it took to travel the Mormon Trail depended on how you were traveling. A man on a fast horse (such as a Pony Express rider) could travel the trail within just a few days. A small company in a fast carriage (this is the mode most Mormon Missionaries took to the East Coast) would take a coupl…
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The Mormons were kicked out of New York, Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois, so they formed the Mormon trail and traveled to Utah in search of a place where they could practice their religion in peace.
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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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The Mormon Trail was approximately 1,300 miles long from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah.
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The Mormon pioneers traveled on the Mormon Trail to reach Utah, where they found the freedom to practice their religion in relative peace. Others used the Mormon trail as a route to various places in the west, many would continue on to California, Nevada, or Oregon.
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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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It depends on the group or time period. The first Mormon pioneers left from Nauvoo, Illinois, but later groups left from Missouri or Iowa.
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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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Approximately 70,000 early members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (commonly called "Mormons") traveled the Mormon Trail from 1847 to 1868. You can read some of their stories and see an overview of the trail at the links provided below under "Related Links".
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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 began in 1847.
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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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Because the Mormon Pioneers traveled on it.
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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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The Mormon trail was used between 1846 and 1869. In 1869 the railroad from the east finally reached Salt Lake City, so many chose to travel that way instead.
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Food... like non-perishable items
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In my opinion, I think that death would be one of the biggest hardships on the trail. Often mothers were left widows with several young children to care for, or parents lost their young children and had to bury them out in the middle of nowhere! Being pregnant and giving birth on the trail would als…
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So much happened on the trail with Brigham Young, I don't think they could all fit in one answer. I'd suggest going to: http://www.lds.org/gospellibrary/pioneer/pioneerstory.htm It has all the big events that happened along the trail with Brigham Young and historical journal entries from people who…
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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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The Underground Railroad was a way that slaves escaped to freedom. The Mormon Trail was a route the Mormons took to find religious freedom.
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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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Yes!!! Thousands of people died along the Mormon Trail. Most deaths were caused by disease, exhaustion, starvation, or freezing to death.
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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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As the Mormon trail was used by thousands of Mormon pioneers crossing to Utah between 1846 and 1870, important dates are nearly irrelevant. There was a near constant flow of immigrants on the trail. The first families started on the trail in the early months of 1846, stayed the winter in Nebraska, a…
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