How did the Mormons get to Utah?
Originally, by walking there, mostly from their homes in Nauvoo, Illinois, via the Mormon Trail. Some came with wagons, some with handcarts. After the transcontinental railway opened, most travelled by train.
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The Mormon Pioneers first arrived in Utah and began to set up settlements in July 1847.
There have been Mormons on the Utah Jazz in the past, but as of right now (2010) there are not any.
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) migrated to Utah from 1846 until about 1900. From 1846 to 1870 they did so by wagon or handcart, and from 1870 to 1900 they took the train, which had finally reached across the country. Before World War …1, Church leaders began encouraging members to stay in their homelands and build up the Church there, rather than migrate to Utah. (MORE)
The Mormons came to Utah in the mid 1840's seeking religious freedom. They had been chased out of New York, Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois by threats of violence over the course of 15 years, and were seeking a place where they could settle and practice their religion in peace. See related links for m…ore information. To escape the hardships of religious persecution and to find a place where they could settle and build "Deseret". (MORE)
There isn't really a such thing as a Mormon State... Most cities and towns in Utah were settled by Mormon pioneers and today about half of the population of Utah are practicing Mormons. About 10% of all Mormons live in Utah.
July 19, 1847. The advance party reached the summit of Big Mountain. July 21, 1847. The advance party scouted the valley and returned. July 22, 1847. Wagons moved down Immigration Canyon. July 24, 1847. Brigham Young entered the valley.
"When Brigham Young and 3,000 Mormons set out for Utah on February 4, 1846, expedition leaders expected to reach their goal by the coming winter. But unforeseen difficulties forced the Mormons to abandon their original schedule. The journey was split into two sections: Nauvoo to Omaha, Nebraska in 1…846; and, Omaha to the Salt Lake Valley of Utah in 1847." See more at National Park Service web site. (MORE)
On July 24, 1847. In Utah it is that day iscelebrated as Pioneer Day. However members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS or Mormons) were still asked to immigrate to Salt Lake City until the 1950's.
The Mormons trekked to Utah in wagons and handcarts, through the prairies and mountain passes. When they finally got to the Salt Lake Valley, they decided to stop, even thought there was nothing but a few trees and the salt water. And they prospered and farmed and brought in trees and lots of other …great stuff! :) (MORE)
The Mormon Pioneers first arrived and began setting up settlements in Utah in July, 1847.
according to 2008 church records, there are 1,857,667 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) in Utah. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Utah in July 2008 is 2,736,424. This means that the population of baptized members of the church in Utah… is 67.89%. However, I would estimate (as a lifelong Mormon resident of Utah), that about 20-25% of the church members here no longer attend church or are active in the religion, making the percent of active, practicing members of the church in Utah about 50%. (MORE)
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…ents enjoying their homes across the river. Three hundred twenty-five (325) Mormons are buried at Winter Quarters, Nebraska. This was the second encampment where the Saints were able to built proper shelters and wait for spring to come (1847). As the weather warmed, there was more food, and fewer people died. They traveled mostly in the summer. There was plenty of water along the way. Sometimes children would wander away from wagon train and get lost on the plains. Sometimes Indians would find the children and bring them back to their parents. Sometimes they were never seen again. Another great tragedy along the Mormon trail occurred years after the initial migration. In 1856, immigrants from England were delayed. They should have remained in Nebraska until spring came again, but they had come so far already. They were eager to reach the Great Salt Lake Valley. They were caught in the mountains in the snow. When news reached Salt Lake City, men and boys volunteered to go out and rescue them. They were able to rescue most of them 145 out of 404 were lost. (MORE)
There are 13 temples of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (commonly called Mormons) in Utah. The most well known is the Salt Lake Temple, the others are St. George, Logan, Manti, Ogden, Provo, Jordan River, Vernal, Mount Timpanogos, Bountiful, Monticello, Draper, and Oquirrh Mountain. … Photo galleries of each of them can be found at the links found at the "Related Links" below. (MORE)
There are approximately 4,750 congregations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (commonly called "Mormons") in the state of Utah. Because of the large number of congregations, most congregations share a church building with two or three other congregations. In addition, there are 13… temples in operation in Utah and one more being planned. (MORE)
Never! A huge number of people in Utah are decended from the Mormon Pioneers. Those who left were sent to start other communities in neighboring western states, such as Idaho and Arizona, or were sent as missionaries. Their decendants are also found throughout the area.
When the Mormon Pioneers first arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah they found a desert valley surrounded by nearly impassable mountains. At the time, nobody lived there. There was very little useable water (since the Great Salt Lake is saltier than the ocean) and even fewer trees. It is rumored that a f…ur trapper was in the area and bet them a thousand dollars that they couldn't get anything to grow there. (MORE)
the leader of the migration was Joseph Smith, until he was assassinated, then it became Brigham Young
One of the major reasons the Mormons moved to Utah is because nobody else wanted to live there. It was a vast empty land with very little water or trees. There were several Native American groups living there at the time, most of which were friendly with the new Mormon settlers.
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) believe that God lead the pioneers to safety in Utah. Each of the hundreds of wagon or handcart groups that came was lead by an experienced trail guide. The first group to arrive in Salt Lake City was le…ad by Brigham Young, who acted as President of the Church after the murder of Joseph Smith. He had received a vision of the Salt Lake valley, so he knew the right place when he saw it. (MORE)
They established irrigation systems that brought water from the mountains to their fields in the valleys.
The headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) is in Salt Lake City, Utah. It has been located there since 1847, when a large group of Mormons traveled there seeking religious freedom. Today, about 1/10 (1.8 million out of 13.8 million) of t…he total Mormon Church membership lives in Utah. (MORE)
Nope! About 70% of the people who live in Utah are baptized members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church). However, many of these don't go to church or consider themselves Mormon, they were baptized as children but have now left the faith. Only abo…ut 50% (half) of the people who live in Utah are active church-going Mormons. About 10% of all Mormons worldwide live in Utah. (MORE)
Utah didn't exist when the Mormons arrived. The land was actually part of Mexico. They made their own state called "Deseret" a couple years after arriving, which looked like a blob and covered what is now California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Idaho, and Oregon. (you can s…ee a map at the "Related Link" below. 5 years after the Mormons arrived in the area, the United States government had obtained the land due to the Mexican War, and rejected the proposed state of Deseret, making the Territory of Utah in 1851. Utah Territory was smaller than Deseret, but larger than the current state of Utah. The current boundaries were set in 1868, 21 years after the Mormons arrived in the area. (MORE)
The Mormons then started building temples and houses churches etc. Some moved on to other places but most stayed. They just started life over. They farmed, built, and worked.
The Mormons moved to Utah in search of a place where they could practice their religion in peace.
68% of Utah residents are baptized members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church). Approximately 40-50% of Utah residents are active practicing Mormons. 12% of baptized Mormons live in Utah.
Mormons believe the church that Jesus Christ established on the Earth in the bible was first established in the Eastern United States. 'Mormons' were first in New York, then persecuted out to Kirtland, Ohio, and Navoo, Illinois, then they were persecuted out of those places, and they ended up in Uta…h. (MORE)
Mormons were the first white settlers in the area. They founded most of the cities in the state and fought many years for statehood.
Mormons settled about 90% of the cities in Utah. The others were mostly mining towns.
There isn't a 'Mormon town' in Utah. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) live in every town in Utah, and settled about 90% of them. Mormons are the majority religion in most, if not all, cities in Utah.
Nowhere. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) began in Palmyra, New York in 1830. After 17 years of traveling the US looking for a place they could practice their religion in peace, they finally settled in Utah in 1847.
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) did not give Utah it's name. They wanted the state to be called "Deseret", but the United States government chose to call it "Utah" after the Ute Indians instead. Legend has it that the Mormons were okay with that na…me because "Utah" in Ute means 'top of the mountains', and Mormons believe that them settling in the area was a fulfillment of Isaiah's prophesy that "it shall come to pass in the last days, [that] the mountain of the LORD'S house shall be established in the top of the mountains" (Isaiah 2:2) (MORE)
The vast majority of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) in the years 1847-1910 traveled to and settled in Utah. At the time, converts to the church were expected to move to Utah if possible. They moved there any way they could afford - by foot, handcar…t, horse, or wagon until 1870, and typically by train after that time. Since World War 1, converts to Mormonism are encouraged to stay in their hometowns rather than move to Utah. (MORE)
No, it is not hard to do business in Utah if not a Mormon. Like anywhere else there are always those that may be closed-minded but most businesses in Utah recognize that success in business is in fair-minded approaches using current business practices and methodologies.
As of December 2011, there are 4,481 wards and 335 branches (smaller congregations) in the state of Utah. . 4,481. 335.
The Mormons went to Utah to avoid persecution by hostile mobs. They had been chased out of almost every city or state they had inhabited or founded. Some had been killed and Missouri even made it legal to kill any Mormon of any age if they didn't leave their property and much of their belongings and… leave the state. (MORE)
I'm assuming you are refering to the Granite Mountain Records Vault. It is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (also known as the Mormons). It is a large vault built into the side of a mountain and used for storage of irriplaceable documents, not only records relating to the LDS… Church but also records from around the world that have been gathered (marriage records, birth records, death records, etc). More information can be found from the video links below. (MORE)
Becuse, they were thrown out of New York, Ohio and Illinois before finally settling in Utah.
Yes. Rob Bishop (R), Jason Chaffetz (R), and Jim Matheson (D) are all members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the 'Mormon' church). Rob Bishop was raised a Mormon and served as a missionary in Germany. He taught Government, History, and German in Utah high schools from 1974 to… 2002. Jason Chaffetz was not raised a Mormon, but converted while in college. Growing up, his father was Jewish and his mother was a Christian Scientist. He was a democrat until meeting Ronald Reagan in 1990. Jim Matheson was raised a Mormon and comes from a prominant political family in Utah. His father was also a Democrat and was governor of Utah from 1977 to 1985. (MORE)
After being severely persecuted and forcibly ejected from New York, then Ohio, then Missouri and then Illinois, the Mormons finally fled the United States in search of religious freedom. They settled in Utah in 1847, which was then part of Mexico. Consequently, the Mormons largely avoided the Americ…an Civil War from 1861-1865. The Mormons quickly forgave the United States, and allowed the transcontinental railroad to connect through Salt Lake City in 1869. Utah became a state in 1896. To this day, a significant portion of the population in Utah are Mormons. Despite their early rocky history with the United States, Mormons tend to be staunch supporters of the U.S. constitution, and believe that it came partly by inspiration from God. (MORE)
The Mormons had been forced out of their homes in New York, Ohio, Illinois, and Missouri. They wanted to practice their religion in peace, so they fled to the Rocky Mountains, where their prophet had predicted they could find refuge.
yes, they were forced from illinois by persecution. so they moved to the deserts in utah
The Utah state legislature is almost 80% LDS (Mormon) according toa Huffington Post article on 2/22/2016, "The LDS Church and UtahPolitics". Heaven forbid that an external link be allowed in apost! I guess I need to mosey on back to Quora. .
No. When the Mormons first arrived in 1847, Utah was a part of Mexico, however only a year later Utah became a part of the United States as part of the Mexican American War. The United States actually encouraged people to move west so that they could cover and defend their vast land area. Utah wa…s considered "uninhabitable" by many, but the US government didn't mind the Mormons attempting to settle the land - it meant there was an American presence in a place that their otherwise wouldn't be.. In 1887-1890, the United States government siezed all properties owned by the Mormon Church valued over $50,000. However, most of the land in Utah was owned by individuals and not the Church itself. The Church did not have to buy back their land, it was given back when they agreed to certain legal requirements imposed upon them by the government.. The Mormons and the Mormon church were able to aquire the land from the government for free, which was common practice for all western settlers at the time, but they did and do have to pay property taxes on the value of the land, based on the government's appraisal. Once Utah became an official territory and state of the United States, the land came under government control, and the government had the right to sell or give away the land as they pleased.. Additionally, the Mormons never owned nor sought to own Utah as a political entity (i.e. buying ownership of Utah, its assets, and it's government so as to declare it independent of the United States), only to own, develop, and live on the land in the region. (MORE)
The west and the area that is now Utah was quite well known at the time, as fur trappers, missionaries, and explorers had been traveling to the area for several years. After hearing about the Rocky Mountains and the Great Salt Lake area, Joseph Smith declared that the saints would find peace there.… After the persecution was so great that it caused his death, the saints did move there, following the vision and direction of Brigham Young as well as maps made by these early western explorers. (MORE)
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon"church) does not generally release membership statistics for anarea smaller than a state, but in my experience the population ofProvo is approximately 75-80% Mormons.
No, certainly not, although there are Mormons attending everycollege in Utah (and in fact, it's quite likely that there areMormons attending every college/university in the nation, perhapswith the exception of some Catholic or Protestant schools). The only schools in Utah that are affiliated with th…e Church ofJesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) in Utah areBrigham Young University in Provo and LDS Business College in SaltLake City. Other large Universities in Utah, such as Utah State,Weber State, University of Utah, Utah Valley University, SnowCollege, Salt Lake Community College, Southern Utah University, andDixie State are all public universities affiliated with the state.Westminster is a large private liberal arts school in Salt LakeCity that is also unaffiliated with the LDS Church. (MORE)
Utah's official nickname The Beehive State, but many call it theMormon state because it was founded by members of the Church ofJesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church). Theheadquarters of the church is in Utah, and approximately 60% of thestate's population is Mormon.
The Mormons had intended on settling an area much larger thanmodern-day Utah and naming it Deseret. However, the federalgovernment didn't want the Mormons having such a large territory,so they cut it down and renamed it Utah.
thats where the mormons settled and their number was so great mostof the population was and still is mormons