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In the winter of 1845-1846, the saints began their preparation to migrate to the West in search of a "New Zion." In the Spring of 1846, they began their large migration and ar…rived in Salt Lake City in 1847.
Well, Brigham Young was the leader of the church at the time and physically lead the people to the area, but many Mormons would answer that God lead them, because they believe… that Brigham Young was guided through revelations from God.
After the martyrdom of Joseph Smith in Carthage Jail, the Mormons were being more and more terrorized by mobs in Illinois. During the year of 1846 Brigham Young, the new leade…r of the Mormons began to assemble the people to get ready to leave Nauvoo and go west. The first wagons began their trek west on February 6th, 1846, and arrived in 1847 the exact date isn't known but the city was founded on July 24th, 1847, and consisted of 148 people with 143 of them being men. For the years to come more and more people came in the following years on the trail that would come to be known as the Mormon Trail and under the direction of Brigham Young.
While escaping religious persecution, they found a large, arable valley with a steady water supply. Plus, the local natives did not kill them on sight.
A: Joseph Smith, the first prophet of the restored Church of Christ (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) saw in vision the area where the Saints would find securi…ty and relative peace. He prophesied that the Latter-day Saints (sometimes casually called "Mormons") would gather there in the Rocky Mountains. Succeeding prophet Brigham Youngalso saw the area in vision. Brigham Young was the leader of the first party of pioneers to enter Salt LakeValley from "Emigration Canyon" to the east. He recognized it from his vision and exclaimed, "This is the right place." So for him, the Salt Lake Valley was not a disappointment. In fact, the valley had everything the Latter-day Saints needed to be successful: It received abundant water from the mountain snows, so that with irrigation, crops could be grown. It had mineral resources, rivers, and mountain sources for wood. It was isolated, yet still a crossroads in the west that could benefit from commerce. Brigham Young foresaw that one day the entire valley would be full of houses, and that prophecy has come to pass. Pioneer Howard Egan made the following observation: My heart felt truly glad, and I rejoiced at having the privilege of beholding this extensive and beautiful valley, that may yet become a home for the Saints. From this point we could see the blue waters of the Salt Lake. By ascending one of the ridges at the mouth of this canyon, the view over the valley is at once pleasing and interesting. These high mountains on the east side, extending to the head of the valley about fifty miles to the south, many of them white on the tops and crevices with snow. At the south end is another mountain, which bounds the valley in that direction, and at its western extremity it is joined by another range, forming its western boundary to the valley and extending in a northerly direction until it ceases abruptly nearly west of this place. The valley between these mountains is judged to be twenty-five to thirty miles wide at the north end of the last mentioned mountain. The level valley extends to the Salt Lake which is plainly visible for many miles in a western direction from this place….This valley is bounded by high mountains, some of them covered with snow and from what knowledge we have of it at present, this is the most safe and secure place the Saints could possibly locate themselves in. Nature has fortified this place on all sides, with only a few narrow passes, which could be made impregnable without much difficulty. The scarcity of timber has probably been the reason that this beautiful valley has not been settled long since by the Gentiles. But I think we can find sufficient timber up the creeks for present purposes, and also coal in the mountains. The saints have reason to rejoice, and thank the Lord for this goodly land…. The Salt Lake Valley was also fairly barren, with a semi-arid climate and four seasons. The dry air makes both heat and cold more tolerable, but only along river banks and in the mountains do trees grow naturally. Virtually all of the early Mormon pioneers came from more verdant regions. European converts were mostly English and Scandinavian, and American converts were from the forested and more watered eastern U.S. One Scandinavian convert said that as soon as she got her first glimpse of the valley, she nearly turned around and headed back to Scandinavia. That's a lot to say for someone who spent months migrating by ship, railroad, and covered wagon to gather with the Saints. (Read more…)
Brigham Young was the Prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Later Day Saints by the time the Mormon migration reached Utah. Prior to Brigham Young, Joseph Smith, o…riginator of the LDS led the Mormons until he was killed by a mob in Carthage, Illinois, in 1844. The first group of Mormon Pioneers was lead to the Great Salt Lake by Brigham Young. Later groups were lead by experienced trail guides who had traveled with Brigham Young previously.
The Latter-Day Saints, or "Mormons", originally settled in Independence, Missouri, but were quickly driven out by its other occupants. They then settled in what became Nauvoo,… Illinois, but were driven from that home as well. Their leader, Joseph Smith, was arrested and martyred in Carthage, Illinois. An army actually showed up with a cannon to drive them out of Nauvoo, Illinois. They crossed the frozen Mississippi River and established a temporary settlement before they really knew where they were going. They considered Oregon and California before they heard reports about the valley of the Great Salt Lake.
Several years earlier, before Joseph Smith was murdered, he had prophesied that the Latter-day Saints would have to move west to the Rocky Mountains to flee persecution. Becau…se of this prophesy, Brigham Young knew to lead them west. He had seen the Salt Lake Valley in particular in a vision, and insisted they continue traveling until God lead them there. When Brigham Young first saw the valley as they came over the mountains, he said "This is the right place." And once they got down into the valley, he put his walking stick in the ground and said "Here we will build the temple of our God." That very spot is now one of the corners of the Salt Lake Temple. The Church members then and now believe that this Temple is a fulfillment of the prophesy of Isaiah in Isaiah 2:2 which says "And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the tops of the mountains..." The Temple is considered the House of the Lord, and the word "Utah" literaly means "top of the mountains" in the language of the native Ute indians. You forgot to mention a key part in the decision to move to Utah. The Mormons were given information concerning the Salt Lake valley from Father Pierre DeSmet, a Belgian Catholic Missionary who traveled the west before the Mormons were ever even there. Through his description of the area the Mormons decided to move there.
They called it Zion. Then when they found out, in order for Utah to become a state, that they would have to separate schools, stores, and public places from religion.
yes it did though some continued. The man who discovered gold in CA was Mormon
The Mormon pioneers moved west because they had been kicked out of every other state they had attempted to settle in, Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. At the time, the area aroun…d the Great Salt Lake was part of Mexico, so the pioneers moved there to escape the persecution they had received in the United States.
According to this article, in 1847, please read the related link below for more information.
After being persecuted in the east, they decided to build Nauvoo, a large city in Illinois. Then they got persecuted there and Brigham Young sent a few members out… to check put Utah. No one was really over there, so they figured no one would be there to persecute them. They traveled to Salt Lake City and that became the LDS church headquarter, which still is.
Because nobody else wanted to live there. There was very little useable water and even less lumber. The climate was dry, extremely hot in the summer and freezing cold in the w…inter. On top of all that, the lake made it smell horrible! Explorers and Mountain Men of the day claimed that the land was uninhabitable and believed it could never be used to grow crops. They wanted to be free from persecution so they moved to a place that they knew nobody else wanted. When the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the Mormon religion) settled in Independence Missouri, their numbers started to outnumber non-mormon settlers. The governor of Missouri, Lilburn Boggs ordered an "extermination order" on the Mormons. The Order lead to the Haun's Mill massacre in which 240 men attacked the town. several Mormons who were wounded surrendured but were still shot to death. In the end, at least seventeen Mormons were killed with thirteen more injured. three of the 250 men who attacked were wounded (but not fatally). The Mormons were forced out of Missouri and went to Nauvoo Illinios. Soon, the Mormon population grew to a large number there too. In Nauvoo Illinois, the prophet Joesph Smith was arrested under false accusations and taken to Carthage Jail in Illinois. On June 27, 1844, a mob stormed the jail. Joesph Smith and his brother Hyrum Smith were killed. In October 1844, the town of Warsaw announce a "wolf hunt" (Mormons being the wolves to hunt). The Mormon leaders made a truce and the city of Nauvoo emptied of Mormon in 1446. In 1848, the Mormon temple was destroyed by arsonists. The new Mormon prophet had received revelation that Joesph Smith received from God that showed the valley of Salt Lake. So the Mormons moved West until they reached Salt Lake, although some did go to California. Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_did_Mormons_emigrate_to_the_area_between_the_rocky_mountains_and_great_salt_lake#ixzz1auuzO3EM
To enter any temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church), not just the one in Salt Lake City, you must be a faithful, practicing member of …the Church. This is because temples are considered to be the most sacred places on earth, and only those who are participating in the sacred ceremonies performed there are allowed to enter. In order to enter the temple, a Mormon must receive a special recommendation from their Bishop which says that they are keeping the commandments of God. The only time that non-Mormons are allowed to enter a temple is before it is dedicated (when it is brand new or has undergone major renovations). Before being dedicated, the temple will offer free tours to the general public, usually for a period of two to four weeks. In the event of an emergency, police, paramedics, or fire personnel may enter. Additionally, most temples include a waiting room or lobby where non-Mormons may wait for family members or friends who are participating in a ceremony. Because the Salt Lake City Temple receives so many visitors asking this and similar questions, a special exhibit has been set up at the South Visitors Center, just south of the Temple itself. The exhibit features a miniature scale cut out display of the temple, showing all the rooms and their furnishings. Interactive computers explain each room and its purpose. If you want to learn more about Mormon temples or see interior photographs of other Mormon temples, check out the "Related Links" below.