When did the mormons journey to the grate salt lake take place?
The first Mormon pioneers arrived in Salt Lake City in 1847. Groups continued to travel the Mormon Trail to Salt Lake City until the railroad came through in 1869. After that, most traveled by train to get to Salt Lake City. After World War I, Mormon converts were encouraged to stay in their home cities or nations rather than travel to Salt Lake City.
The Mormons traveled for 17 years in search of a place where they could practice their religion in relative peace. They found this place in the Great Basin of the Rocky Mountains - what is now Salt Lake City. While Church headquarters remains in Salt Lake City today, there are over 15 million Mormons living all over the world.
The first Mormon Pioneers left Illinois in 1846 and arrived in Salt Lake City in 1847 after wintering over in Nebraska. Mormon converts from all over the world continued to immigrate to Salt Lake City on the Mormon trail until 1869, when the transcontinental railroad was completed. Most converts then made the journey by rail.
After being driven from Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois, the Mormons were forced to begin a journey, or quest, across the United States to seek religious freedom. In 1846, the first companies began the trek west, by ox-drawn wagons and handcarts. Many died on this first and many subsequent journeys. The Mormons finally settled in the Salt Lake Valley, where religious freedom was reached.
You are probably thinking of Salt Lake City, Utah. The headquarters of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) has been located in Salt Lake City since 1847. However, there is no city where most Mormons live. There are 14.5 million Mormons scattered around the globe, with about 35-40% of Mormons living in the United States and about 10% of Mormons living in the state of Utah. Only about 0.4% of…
Who was responsible for leading the Mormon exodus to the colony of new zion the shore of the great salt lake?
Brigham Young was the religious leader of the Mormons at the time, who regarded him as a prophet receiving direct instruction from God. However, they called the place surrounding Salt Lake City "Deseret", as the Mormons at that time believed that an area near Kansas City, Missouri had been designated as the place where "Zion, the New Jerusalem" would be built. Downtown Salt Lake City is about 20 miles from the nearest shoreline of the…
"When Brigham Young and 3,000 Mormons set out for Utah on February 4, 1846, expedition leaders expected to reach their goal by the coming winter. But unforeseen difficulties forced the Mormons to abandon their original schedule. The journey was split into two sections: Nauvoo to Omaha, Nebraska in 1846; and, Omaha to the Salt Lake Valley of Utah in 1847." See more at National Park Service web site.
In the winter of 1847, the Mormons first left Illinois. They traveled as far as Omaha, Nebraska where they build a temporary settlement to wait for spring to come. When spring came, they made their preparations and continued their journey to the Great Salt Lake Valley. In the years that followed many more Mormons would make the same trek. Technically the "Mormons," or followers of Joseph Smith, made their first trek in January-February 1831 from…