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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 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 ar

Who was the mormon leader who brought his followers to the shores of the Great Salt Lake in 1847?

You're thinking of Brigham Young... but in reality, Brigham Young was not named the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon"

Who led the Mormons to the area around the great salt lakes?

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

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

How did the Great Salt Lake get its salt?

The Great Salt Lake has salt because its tributary rivers  constantly keep feeding the lake with small amounts of salt. The  lake does not have any outlets and water evapora

Who was responsible the Mormon exodus the colony of new zion on the shore of the Great Salt Lake?

The people responsible for causing it were the mobs and governmentin Illinois and Missouri. The person responsible for leading it wasBrigham Young. Although the colony was cal

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.

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

Is the Great Salt Lake a great lake?

The Great Salt Lake in Utah is not one of the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes are located in the northeast of the United States on the border with Canada (in Wisconsin, Michigan,

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