How far did the Mormon pioneers walk?
The length of the Mormon Trail (from Nauvoo, IL to Salt Lake City, UT) is approximately 1,300 miles or 2,092 km long.
The state of Deseret, proposed by Mormon pioneers, covered much the area that is now Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada, and Arizona. "Mormon" is not a language, so deseret is not 'Mormon' for honeybee. Deseret is one of the few non-English words found in the Book of Mormon, where it is defined as honeybee.
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There are an unlimited number of places you could read about Mormon pioneers! There are several wonderful sources online and thousands of books, many of which might be available at your local library. For really in-depth study, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) has a library full of documents, journals, biographies, and books from and about the Mormon pioneers. This is probably the most comprehensive source of information on Mormon…
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Handcart pioneers kept all their personal belongings in their handcarts - clothing, blankets, tents, and personal effects they wanted to keep. Often, food would be stored in wagons, a few of which accompanied each handcart company. The sick and those unable to walk were also usually carried in the wagons.
The Mormon Trail was traveled by Mormon Pioneers from Illinois to Utah after they had been kicked out of Illinois. It was then traveled by Mormon converts from Europe and Canada as they immigrated to "Zion" (the Mormon settlements in Utah). The trail was mostly discontinued after the railroad reached Salt Lake City.
National park was established in 1909 as Mukuntuweap National Monument. It became Zion National Park in 1956. The name "Zion" meaning "place of refuge," was given to the canyon by Mormon pioneers. It must have provided natural resources, shelter, and protection for the pioneers (according to Daily Geography Practice)
Almost everywhere! Most Mormon pioneers were natives of the Eastern areas of the United States and Canada, as well as Great Britain and Europe. A smaller number came from the Southern United States. Proselytizing was not done in Africa, Asia, the South Pacific, and Latin America until later, so there were few if any pioneers from those locations.