When did Brigham Young lead Mormons to Salt Lake City?
Brigham Young's group of Mormon pioneers was the first to reach the Salt Lake Valley. They arrived over the space of several days in late July, 1847.
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I suppose the short answer is, he didn't! Joseph Smith had prophesied several years previous that the Church would have to move to the Rocky Mountains because of persecution. …After Joseph Smith was murdered, the government of Illinois asked the Mormons to leave the state. It was decided that this time they must move west, because they had been kicked out of several places in the east already. The Mormons in Illinois split into several groups that traveled to Utah over a period of two years. Each of these groups was lead by an experienced trail guide. Groups from other countries and recent converts made the trip in later years, also accompanied by experienced guides. Brigham Young, one of the Twelve Apostles at the time, traveled with the first group because he had received a vision of of the place where they would finally settle. Once they arrived in the Salt Lake Valley, he declared that it was the right place, directed everyone to set up camp, and started planning the city. The other groups (most waiting in Nebraska) were sent for and came to meet them. That winter, Brigham Young was named President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and successor to Joseph Smith, due in part to his role in leading the Saints to Utah.
Brigham Young lead the first group of Mormon Pioneers to Utah in 1846 and 1847. They left Illinois in 1846, camped for the winter in Nebraska, and continued on to Utah in 184…7.
Brigham Young became president of the Mormon church when Joseph Smith died. The Mormons needed a safe place to practice their religion. The Mormons had been kicked out of ever…y other place they had tried to settle. At the time, Utah was a part of Mexico, and they wanted to escape the United States government. Also, before Joseph Smith died he told Brigham that the Saints would eventually have to move west to the Rocky Mountains. Because every where else that Mormons tried to settle were chased out and abused. So the Mormons went west to seek a place where they could practice their religion without being provoked.
Brigham Young was the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from 1847 to 1877. Many began following him immediately after the murder of Joseph Smith in… 1844, but he was not made the official leader until 1847.
Brigham Young led the Mormons to Utah.
No, Brigham Young did not find Salt Lake City. He built it. He lead the Mormons from Illinois to Utah, and they built a city on shores of the great salt lake.
Yes. He was very successful. They all made it, but some died.
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.
About 2000 came to Utah in 1847 with Brigham Young. Entry: 1847: Aug. "Thurs. 26 - '...Between six and seven hundred wagons , with about two thousand souls enter the v…alley that fall." (LDS Church Chronology 1805-1914, page 34) But the Mormons kept coming and about 70,000 Mormons came to Salt Lake City between 1847 and 1867.
young wanted to move the Mormons far from hostile neighbors
It was very important. He led them to the Salt Lake Valley and set up Salt Lake City, now a sprawling metropolis that is the capital of Utah.
For several reasons: *They had been kicked out of Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois *Joseph Smith prophesied they would find peace in the Rocky Mountains *Nobody wanted that …land because it was so unfertile with a harsh climate, so he knew they could live without persecution for awhile *He saw the place in a dream
How far do you agree with the statement that brigham young was successful on the journey to the salt lake city?
I agree 100%, because Brigham Young successfully arrived in Salt Lake City with most of the people who chose to come with him and with enough supplies to found the city.
In a covered wagon pulled by a team of horses. Another answer: The LDS Church believes that Brigham Young was inspired and knew the direction and place of where he was suppo…sed to lead the people to. He had stated he had seen the place in vision. He knew to go west and the variations of northwest and southwest, but he didn't know exactly how long or how far the place was until he got there. When he got to the valley (where a statue now stands) he announced: "This is the place!".
Yes. Brigham Young lead most of the Mormons to the Great Salt Lake after Joseph Smith was murdered.
Lots of things happened after that. The city was planned, etc.Perhaps what you are going for though is the plague of crickets. In1848 an enormous swarm of crickets were eating… the settlers' crops,and they thought that they were going to starve. They prayed, andseagulls came and ate all the crickets, and they were saved. Thatis why there is a seagull monument in the city... in honor of Godsending seagulls to save those first settlers.