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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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Q: What state did the Mormon pioneers name Deseret which is Mormon for honey bee?
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What is deseret finally?

The word 'Deseret' is defined by the Book of Mormon as honeybee. (See Ether 2:3) Deseret was the name of a territory or state proposed by the Mormon pioneers, which covered parts of modern day Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, and California. In pioneer times, the word Deseret was almost used synonymously with the word Zion - it was the home of the Saints. Deseret was also used to name things of Mormon origin, such as the Deseret Alphabet or the Deseret News. Today, Deseret is still used in the names of companies or organizations affiliated with the Mormon Church, including Deseret Book, Deseret Industries, Deseret News, and Deseret Transportation.


What states were not part of the Mormon provisional government state of deseret?

Nine western states had portions of their state in the Mormon Provisional State of Deseret. Washington and Montana were not. Therefore 41 states were not part of the Provisional State of Deseret.


What city was founded by the Mormons and was called Deseret?

'Deseret' is what the original Mormon Pioneers named the area around what is now called "Utah". The federal government changed the name to Utah when they applied to become a state. It was not a city. The capital city of Deseret was Great Salt Lake City, which is now called Salt Lake City.


What was the name of the state of Utah before Utah?

As an official state, it was always named Utah! But when the Mormon pioneers originally applied for statehood, the land area was much larger (covering parts of Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, Colorado, and Arizona) and called "Deseret", which means honeybee.


What is Utah's state name mean?

Utah was named after the Ute tribe of native americans who resided near the areas where the original Mormon pioneers settled. Utah was a second choice after the pioneer's first choice "Deseret" was rejected by the federal goverment


What state is named after the Mormon word for beehive which stands for hard work?

None. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) don't have their own language, so they don't have a word for beehive. The word "Deseret" is found in the Book of Mormon in Ether 2:3 defined as an ancient word meaning "Honeybee". No state is named "Deseret". The Mormon pioneers proposed giving that name to what is now Utah, but the US Government named it Utah after the Ute Indians who live there. Utah is nicknamed the "Beehive State", because the beehive is symbolic of the thrift and industry that the original settlers of the state had to practice in order to survive.


Where did Utah get it name?

Utah is named for the Ute Native American tribe that is native to the area. The Mormon Pioneers originally wanted to name the state "Deseret" which means honeybee, but government officials decided to name it "Utah" instead, which means "the top of the mountain" in the Ute language.


Is the new colony esatblished by the mormons called New Spain?

No. The Mormon pioneers established many cities, towns, and settlements in the 1800's, mostly in the western US. They proposed a state called Deseret which was cut in half and renamed Utah by the United States government.


What was the large region Mormon leaders proposed for statehood?

Mormon leaders suggested a state named Deseret that would cut into large portions of all the states that surround Utah.


Why did they call Utah Utah?

Utah is named after the Ute Native American tribe which is native to the area. The Mormon pioneers originally wanted to name the state "Deseret" (which means honeybee), but government officials decided on "Utah" instead. Utah is said to mean "the top of the mountain" in the Ute language.


What state did the Mormon trail begin on?

Most pioneers set off on the Mormon trail from either Illinois or Missouri.


What happened on July 24 1847?

Mormon pioneers settled in the great state of Utah.


Is Utah a Mormon state?

There isn't really a such thing as a Mormon State... Most cities and towns in Utah were settled by Mormon pioneers and today about half of the population of Utah are practicing Mormons. About 10% of all Mormons live in Utah.


How did Utah get started?

When Mormon Pioneers were prosecuted and pushed to the west they settled the great state of Utah.


What present day state capital city also served as the capital of Deseret a territory organized by Mormon settlers in 1849?

Salt Lake City, Utah


For which state is Deseret associated with?

The state of Deseret is associated with Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1849, Mormons proposed the state of Deseret but, it was never officially recognized by the U.S. government.


What is the Mormon provisional state?

The Mormons proposed the state of Deseret, a large state covering modern day Utah and parts of Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, and Nevada. The federal government rejected their proposal and made the current state boundaries.


In what state did the Mormon trail begin?

It depends on the group or time period. The first Mormon pioneers left from Nauvoo, Illinois, but later groups left from Missouri or Iowa.


Which us state founded by Mormons?

Many if not most of the cities and towns along the "Mormon curtain" - Utah, Idaho, Arizona - were founded by Mormon settlers in the mid 1800's. The Mormons are sometimes attributed as the founders of Utah, but this is a bit of a misconception. Yes Mormons created the first permanent white settlements in the area, but the state they wished to establish was called Deseret and much larger, covering much of Wyoming, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. At one point, this "state" of Deseret was essentially it's own country, with it's own government system, money, and language. The people who lived there were mostly American citizens living as refugees on Mexican soil. After acquiring the land from Mexico after the Mexican-American war, the federal government denied the Mormon's proposal of Deseret, drew the current state boundaries, gave the states their names, and appointed governors for those states. So, the Mormons founded Deseret, but the US Government founded Utah.


Is nephi a state or a country?

Nephi is a city in Utah, named by the Mormon pioneers in reference to the Book of Mormon prophet Nephi. In the Book of Mormon there is also a land (city/state) called Nephi, presumed by most modern believers to have been located somewhere in ancient South or Central America.


What present-day state capital city also served as the capital of Deseret a territory organized by Mormon settlers in 1849?

Salt Lake City, Utah also served as the capital of the Territory of Deseret. At that time it was called "Great Salt Lake City". When Utah first became a state, the capital was Fillmore. Later on, the capital was moved back to Salt Lake City.


What year did the Mormons pioneers first reach Utah?

The Mormon pioneers first reached the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847. Utah was not a state or territory at the time, the land was actually part of Mexico.


What state was settled by the Mormons in the 1800?

Mormon pioneers settled many cities in the western and midwestern United States. The federal government drew the state boundaries and named the states.


What is Mormon island state park?

Mormon Island State Recreation Area is the correct name for this park located in Nebraska. The park is where I-80 and Highways 34/281 cross near Doniphan, Neb. This place was a resting place for the Mormon pioneers as they traveled along the Platte River towards Utah.


What present day state capital also served as the capital of Deseret a territory organized by Mormon settlers in 1849?

When finally the Mormons where given a territory to settle in they wanted it to be named Deseret, which means Honey Bee. The Governor at that time said no to their request and said it was to be called Utah after the Ute Indians. He little realized that an earlier prophecy from God said that a temple would be built in the mountain tops. The meaning of the world Utah means Mountain Top. As far as I know Salt Lake City has always been the capital.