Why did Brigham Young choose Salt Lake City for the Mormons?

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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. Because 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.
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Why did Brigham Young lead the Mormons to Utah?

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Why did Brigham Young decide to migrate to the Greate Salt Lake in 1846?

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

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When did the Mormons move to Salt Lake City?

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When did the Mormons leave for Salt Lake City?

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What percent of Salt Lake City residents are Mormon?

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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.

How many Mormons did brigham young move Salt Lake City?

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When did Brigham Young become a Mormon?

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Why did Brigham Young take his followers to Salt Lake City?

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How did Brigham young lead the Mormons to Salt Lake City?

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Why did Brigham Young take the Mormons to Utah?

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