What are the 5 problems the Mormons had when settling the Salt Lake Valley?

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First, it was mid summer and they hadn't even tilled the ground, let alone plant crops. If they faced an early freeze, they could've starved to death over the winter.

Second, there was very little clean water. They had to dig irrigation canals from the mountains down into the valley so that they could have access to useable water.

Third, supplies to build homes and make clothing were scarce, and it was extremely expensive to have them shipped from the east. Many early homes were made of mud or were 'dugouts' in the side of hills. Wood had to be hauled from the mountains, and nails were extremely rare. Fabric and thread were often made by had from flax or wool, and buttons and needles were hard to come by.

Fourth, some of the Native Americans in the area were not friendly towards them.

Fifth, most of the Mormon Pioneers had grown up in long-established towns on the East coast or in Europe. They had no experience living on the frontier and did not have the skills or knowledge needed to survive in such harsh and primitive circumstances.
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What did the mormons call Salt Lake City?

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.

How did the Mormons survive in Salt Lake City?

The biggest problems the Mormon Pioneers faced when first arriving in what is now Salt Lake City was lack of water and building materials. These problems were soon solved by the building of irrigation canals from mountain streams. These canals, many of which are still in use today, carried water to the cities to be used for drinking and irrigating crops. Many pioneers built the first homes from mud-bricks and adobe, as trees were scarce. Logging in the mountains brought some log and lumber structures, although since nails were extremely rare, most of these were tied together with leather straps and cemented with mud. Granite and other stones were used to construct the most permanent buildings, such as the Salt Lake Temple, which is still used today. The pioneers were very organized, hardworking, and industrious. These qualities all contributed to their success in suviving and thriving in Salt Lake City.

When did the Mormons settle in the Salt Lake City Utah?

The first group of Mormon pioneers arrived in Salt Lake City in late July, 1847. Pioneers and convert immigrants continued to settle in Salt Lake City and surrounding cities until the early 1900's, when the Church began to encourage it's members to stay in their homelands and build up the Church there.

Why did Mormons choose to settle in salt lake city from other states?

The Mormon pioneers actually chose to settle in Ohio. When they were kicked out due to persecution, they chose Missouri. When they were kicked out of there due to an extermination order by the governor, they chose Illinois. When the Illinois governor asked them to leave, Joseph Smith told them they would finally find freedom to worship in the Rocky Mountains, where there was nobody to persecute them or kick them out. After Joseph's murder, Brigham Young lead a group of Church members to find their Rocky Mountain refuge. Brigham supposedly saw the valley and the temple that would be built there in a dream. After coming over a ridge and seeing the Salt Lake Valley, he said "This is the right place, drive on!". Salt Lake City has been the headquarters of the Church since that time.

Who led the Mormons to the Great Salt Lake?

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, originator 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.

Why did the Mormons chose the Salt Lake to live?

Because the prophet of the Mormon church at the time felt that that was where God had led them. Because it was remote and isolated, so they hoped they would be separated and protected from the rest of the US, where they had been the objects of what was later called pogroms.

What was the Mormon trip to Salt Lake City?

The Mormons were settled in Nauvoo, Illinois on the banks of the Mississippi river. They were then forced to leave in 1846, essentially the then United States and travel to what is now Utah. Brigham Young, the prophet at the time, led them there, as he saw in a vision the place where they were to go and flourish, as they did in Utah. They reached the Salt Lake valley in 1847.

What year did the Mormons settle in Salt Lake City?

The first group of Mormons to arrive in Salt Lake City came in July 1847. Subsequent groups came later. Church members were encouraged to leave their hometowns and move to Salt Lake City until about 1900, when they were encouraged to stay where they were and build up the Church in their area.

What were the problems in salt lake city?

Salt Lake City faces several problems. Some current concerns are aggressive panhandling, gang crimes, robberies, homelessness, illegal immigration, pet-ownership rights, and never-ending construction projects.

Why did the Mormons go west to settle at the great salt lake?

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 around the Great Salt Lake was part of Mexico, so the pioneers moved there to escape the persecution they had received in the United States.

What Great Lake did Mormons settle near?

Early Mormons began a settlement called Voree (in what is now the city of Burlington) in Wisconsin, near Lake Michigan. This group eventually became cut off from the main body of the Church (largely because of their distance from Church headquarters) and has now become a separate Church. Ironically, they share the official name of the Church, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints", but are not connected with the 13 million member Church based in Salt Lake City. Members of this group are often called "Strangite Mormons". Or, perhaps you are meaning the other great lake... the Great Salt Lake in Salt Lake City, that the main body of Mormons settled, and are currently based, near. (You can learn more about the Strangite and the mainstream Mormon Church from the "Related Links" below.)

Why did the Mormons choose to settle in Salt Lake Valley?

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.

Which Mormon started Salt Lake City?

Salt Lake City was started by a group of several thousand Mormon Pioneers. The man who directed much of the city planning was Brigham Young, the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" Church) at the time.

When did the Mormons move to Salt Lake City?

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 leader 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.

When did the Mormons leave for Salt Lake City?

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 arrived in Salt Lake City in 1847.

What Mormon lead followers to salt lake?

Brigham Young lead the majority of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) to Utah after the murder of Joseph Smith.

Date when the Mormons entered the salt lake valley?

The very first group of Mormon pioneers to enter the Salt Lake Vally arrived in July 1847. The official date is celebrated on July 24, although a group of advance scouts arrived a couple days earlier. Groups continued to migrate there until the early 1900's, when the Church began to encourage it's members to stay in their native lands.

Why did the Mormons locate in Great Salt Lake?

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 winter. 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

Is salt lake bible college Mormon?

No. Salt Lake Bible College and Salt Lake Baptist College are both operated by Bible Baptist Church in Taylorsville, Utah. Salt Lake Bible College offers an entirely free and online course of study, while Salt Lake Baptist College requires classroom attendance. They are great programs, I have participted in them myself.

Why did the Mormons migrate to the Salt lake region?

The Mormon pioneers migrated to the Salt Lake region because they had been kicked out of every other place they had lived (Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois). The US government refused to assist them, so they traveled to Salt Lake, which was then part of Mexico, to seek religious freedom.

Why did the Mormon settlers lay their streets in a grid at The Salt Lake Valley?

Joseph Smith had made a city plan for the city of Zion, which was never built. This plan was a grid pattern with religious and cultural centers at the center of each neighborhood, and allowing each family to have a large backyard in order to raise their own food. When the Mormon pioneers moved to Salt Lake City, they adapted this plan a little (such as making the streets incredibly wide), and then implemented it. Many other pioneer cities in the west follow a similar grid pattern. It is easy to find your way around and give directions, so the grid pattern continues to be followed today. Check out the "Related Links" below for more information!

What route did the Mormons expect the army to take into the salt lake valley?

Echo Canyon was the main route into the Salt Lake Valley. This is the route that the Mormons expected the army to take to come into the Salt Lake Valley. The army attempted to go around the Wasatch Mountains and come down into the Salt Lake Valley from Idaho via Soda Springs, but after several days of slow and exhaustive traveling that expedition turned around (Oct. 1857).

What successes did the Mormons have at Salt Lake?

When the Mormon Pioneers migrated to Salt Lake City Utah, Brigham Young, the prophet received a revelation from God that he should construct a temple there...the Salt Lake Temple. It is the place Mormons make sacred covenants with the Lord. It truly is a blessing.

When and why did the Mormons move to Salt Lake City?

The latter day saints, or mormons, moved to Salt Lake City because the were being persecuted in every other state. The moved to somewhere that no one else wanted to be so the could practice their religion.

What percentage of Salt Lake City is Mormon?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints the "Mormon" church) does not release membership statistics for anything smaller than a state, so we can't know fo sure. Salt Lake City is actually quite a diverse, liberal city. Having lived here for over 20 years, I would say about 20-30% of people living inside Salt Lake City boundaries are active, practicing Mormons. A larger number were baptized as children but don't practice the religion today. Most Mormons live in the more family-friendly suburbs surrounding the city. The Salt Lake City Metropolitan area (which includes the surrounding suburbs and smaller cities like Provo and Ogden) is about 70% practicing Mormons - some areas have fewer Mormons (20% or so) and others have more (80-90%), depending on the neighborhood.

How was the Mormons journey to salt lake valley?

While it depends on the season and mode of travel, it was difficult and dangerous for everyone. There were very few trading posts, and in many places the trail was so over-used that it was difficult to find grazing places for the animals and game to hunt. Large canyons with no establshed trails were very complicated to navigate with large pack animals and wagons filled with supplies. All the while, children, sick people, and the elderly had to be cared for. Those traveling too late in the season suffered many deaths due to starvation and freezing temperatures.

Why did the Mormons choose to settle around Salt Lake City?

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (nicknamed Mormons) suffered severe religious persecution and mob attacks in every American community in which they settled. Eventually they travelled to Intermountain West, where they put down roots far away from their persecuters in the settled parts of the United States.

Why did the Mormons leave New York and eventually settle in Salt Lake City Utah?

In short, the purpose of emmigrating was to find a safe place topractice their religion. The Latter-day Saints (Mormons) weresubject to a great deal of persecution, and even mob attacks andmurders, wherever they settled -- initially in New York, then Ohio,Missouri, and Illinois. The governor of Missouri even issued anextermination order authorizing the murder of Mormons in the state. After the murder of their prophet and president in 1844, theMormons emigrated along the Mormon Trail to the valley of the GreatSalt Lake, which was mostly uninhabited by anyone, and began tosettle the territory there.

What were the three most task facing the Mormon pioneers once they reached the salt lake valley?

The most important task was getting fresh water. The Salt Lake Valley is very dry and has very little fresh water. Irrigation ditches were dug from mountain streams to water crops and provide something to drink for the people and livestock. The second most important task was getting seeds planted. The pioneers arrived in late July, and the freeze could come as early as September in that region. They needed to get some crops growing quickly so that they could have food for themselves and feed for the livestock. Of course, they couldn't plant crops without the irrigation! The third most important task was building shelters. Although July is very warm and camping out is bearable, the weather can turn cold very quickly and they needed to build as many homes as possible before the winter came. Although the pioneers worked very quickly on this, many families had to share small cabins and dugouts that first winter, with 20 or so people in a space no larger than the average bedroom of today!

Why Mormons moved to Salt Lake City?

The Mormons moved to what is now Utah because they had been kicked out of New York, Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois due to their religious beliefs. In each of these places they faced severe persecution, and they were in search of a place where they could practice their religion in peace.

How many Mormon temples are in Salt Lake Valley?

There are currently four LDS Temples in the Salt Lake Valley: Salt Lake Temple in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City Jordan River Temple near the center of the valley in South Jordan Draper Temple in the south east foothills in Draper Oquirrh Mountain Temple in the south west suburbs in South Jordan There are additional temples nearby in the Salt Lake metro area,but not in the valley: Bountiful Temple on the east bench in Bountiful Ogden Temple in Ogden city center Mount Timpanogos Temple in American Fork Provo Temple on the east bench in Provo and two under construction: Provo City Center and Payson