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When did Mormons settle at the Great Salt Lake?


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2012-10-31 05:39:24
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The first Mormons arrived to settle in the Great Salt Lake on July 24, 1847.


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The Mormons were able to settle successfuly at the Great Salt Lake due to their faith, strength, steadfast determination to settle together in a place where they would not be persecuted for their religious beliefs and where the lord wanted them to be.

In what is now Salt Lake City, Utah.

Brigham Young was the leader who led Mormons on a trek to Salt Lake.

There is no Great Salt River. I believe you mean the Great Salt Lake. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe that Brigham Young lead them to the Great Salt Lake by revelation from Jesus Christ.

Yes. Brigham Young lead most of the Mormons to the Great Salt Lake after Joseph Smith was murdered.

The Mormons didn't move to Salt Lake City, they moved to a mostly uninhabited desert and built Salt Lake City. This was due to the persecution and violence they had faced in other cities where they attempted to settle.

The Mormons were given information concerning the Salt Lake valley from Father Pierre DeSmet, a Belgian Catholic Missionary who traveled the west before the Mormons were ever even there. Through his description of the area the Mormons decided to move there.

They didn't really make a settlement on the Great Salt Lake, as there is swampy marshland surrounding the lake for several miles. The first city they settled in the area was Great Salt Lake City, later renamed Salt Lake City, which is about 20 miles from the nearest shore of the Great Salt Lake.Salt Lake City and other Mormon settlements in the area were a part of a territory the Mormons named Deseret.

The Mormons traveled to Utah and settled in the Salt Lake Valley. They established the city Salt Lake City.

The Great Basin area, near the Great Salt Lake. What is now Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Mormons settled in the Salt Lake Valley. Today, they are officially known as the Jesus Christ Church of Latter Day Saints.

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 around the Great Salt Lake was part of Mexico, so the pioneers moved there to escape the persecution they had received in the United States.

The Mormon pioneers originally named it Great Salt Lake City, but shortened it to Salt Lake City because the name was so long.

The first Mormon pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley July 24, 1847.

The Saints arrived in the valley of the Great Salt Lake on 24 July 1847.

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 Salt Lake City until about 1900, when they were encouraged to stay where they were and build up the Church in their area.

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No, Brigham Young did not find Salt Lake City. He built it. He lead the Mormons from Illinois to Utah, and they built a city on shores of the great salt lake.

Mormon pioneers.Brigham Young led the caravan of Mormons across the Midwest into the Salt Lake Valley

He told them he would give them 1,000$ for a bushell of corn they grew in the salt lake valley

young wanted to move the Mormons far from hostile neighbors

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.

Brigham Young was the leader of the Church at the head of the first group of Mormon pioneers. Later groups were lead by various trail guides.

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