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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.
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When did the Mormons settle in Salt Lake City?

  According to this article, in 1847, please read the related link below for more information.

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, o

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 Sal

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 aroun

Who was the great Mormon leader that settled the great salt lake area?

Brigham Young lead the Mormon people from the Midwest to Utah, organized them, and sent them to establish colonies all over the west. The majority of the settlements were cent

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

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 w

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

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

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,