Because it was the trail that lead to Salt Lake City. The Oregon trail went to Oregon, the California trail went to California, and the Mormon Trail went to Utah.
The Mormon Trail led to the Salt Lake Valley in Utah.
The Mormon Trail's purpose was to lead the Mormons to the Great Salt Lake Valley.
The Mormon trail is the trail the Mormon pioneers took to have a better life.
Brigham Young lead the first group of Mormon pioneers along the Mormon Trail to Utah in 1846-47. Subsequent groups came over the next 25 years lead by various experienced trail guides. The Mormon Trail followed a similar route to the Oregon Trail until Wyoming, when it went south to Utah rather than north to Oregon.
The Mormon Trail began in 1847.
Mormon Trail was created on 1978-11-10.
The Mormon Trail started in February 1846.
The Mormon trail and the organ trail
The Mormon trail.
The Mormon Trail.
The Mormon Trail was the route, but it did travel on the Oregon trial too. :)
The Mormon Trail was in operation from 1846 to 1869, when the transcontinental railroad was completed.
Salt Lake City, Utah is considered the end of the Mormon trail.
The Mormon trail originally began in Nauvoo Illinois, near the Mississippi River, but it later covered all of the United States as more and more people used it to travel west.
Oregon Trail & California Trail.
the Mormon trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois to Salt Lake City, Utah
Most of the travelers on the Mormon Trail were Mormon converts from the eastern United States and Europe.
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.
The Mormon Trail didn't have one specific leader or group of leaders. Rather, each individual group that traveled the trail appointed a leader who was knowledgable about the terrain and had the skills needed to lead them safely to the west. Most people who travelled the Mormon Trail were Mormons, and therefore had the same religious leaders, but the religious leaderswere not generally the trail leaders (although in some cases religious leaders returning from missions abroad would assist in leading groups on the trail).
Because the Mormon Pioneers traveled on it.
The Mormon trail was used between 1845 and 1869, when the transcontinental railroad was completed and therefore the trail was no longer needed.
Approximately 70,000 Mormon Pioneers traveled the Mormon Trail between 1845 and 1869.
The Mormon Trail stopped being used shortly after the railroad reached Utah in 1869.