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Mormons traveled west in either a conestoga wagon or handcart and settled in Utah.


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The headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) is in Salt Lake City, Utah. It has been located there since 1847, when a large group of Mormons traveled there seeking religious freedom. Today, about 1/10 (1.8 million out of 13.8 million) of the total Mormon Church membership lives in Utah.

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The Mormons came to Utah in the mid 1840's seeking religious freedom. They had been chased out of New York, Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois by threats of violence over the course of 15 years, and were seeking a place where they could settle and practice their religion in peace.See related links for more information.To escape the hardships of religious persecution and to find a place where they could settle and build "Deseret".

Manifest Destiny is: 'In the 19th century, Manifest Destiny was the widely held belief in the United States that American settlers were destined to expand throughout the continent." (Wikipedia)Therefore, the Mormons did expand westward into Utah (Mexico).Now back to the question. "What did the Mormons find when they got to Utah...?Brigham Young stated, "This is the place."The Mormons were seeking religious freedom from persecution and to live their religion as they believed.. They found that freedom in the Great Salt Lake Valley of Mexico. Later named 'Deseret' by Brigham Young and later to be named Utah (after the Ute Indians).

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