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Salt Lake City, Utah. The church actually wanted to call the state "Deseret" instead of Utah.


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The Mormons called the area Deseret. They proposed the State of Deseret, which actually covered much of Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, and Arizona as well.

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.

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'Deseret' is what the original Mormon Pioneers named the area around what is now called "Utah". It was not a city.

In the mid 1800's, Mormons travelling to the Salt Lake Valley usually called it "Zion" or "Deseret".

Mormons are the founders of Utah. They wanted it to be called the state of Deseret, but the government wouldn't have it.

The area settled or founded by Mormons covered all of present day Utah with parts of Idaho, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, and California. The Mormons proposed that this area be called Deseret Territory.

The proposed State of Deseret covered Utah, Idaho, California, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming. Check out the "Related Links" to see a map of Deseret overlaying the modern state boundaries.

The Mormon War of 1858 was not between the Mormons, but between the Mormons (living in the territory of Deseret), and the US Army, sent to bring the Mormons into subjugation over their refusal to recognize the authority of an abusive, unelected, federally-appointed governor.

The word Deseret is found in the Book of Mormon and supposedly means Honeybee. Early Mormons adopted this word and the symbol of the beehive to represent their industriousness - they were busy, hardworking, and highly organized, just like bees.The Deseret title can still be found on many things related to or owned by the church such as Deseret News (a Mormon-owned newspaper), Deseret Industries (a Mormon owned thrift store), and Deseret Book (a Mormon book store).

Most of the unique words in the Book of Mormon are proper names. These words are not in common use in the English language, aside from a few cities and towns which were founded by Mormons and given these names. For example: Nephi, Lehi, Cumorah, Manti, or Moroni. The word "Mormon" comes from the Book of Mormon, and is probably the most used unique Book of Mormon word in the English language. Another unique word in the Book of Mormon is 'Deseret' which means honeybee. The word Deseret is often used in businesses or organizations owned by Mormons or the Mormon church - for example, Deseret Book, Deseret Industries, Deseret Ranch, and Deseret Transportation.

Yes. Mormons are quite often known for their entrepreneurial spirit and many Mormons own their own companies. Utah has the highest percentage of Mormons and also one of the highest percentages of start-up companies and small businesses. The Church itself owns very few for-profit companies. These include Deseret Book (a religious book store) and Deseret Management Corporation (a real estate and property management group).

The town was founded by the Mormons in 1846. It was originally called Deseret, and was a small town.

The area called "Deseret" covered a very large portion of the American West - including all of Utah and parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, and California. Mormons settled hundreds of cities and towns in "Deseret" including Salt Lake City, Las Vegas, and many suburbs of Phoenix. Most of these towns are still in existence today.

There is no such thing as "Mormon territory". Mormons live all around the world. There was a brief time in the mid 1800's when the Mormons sought to establish their own state, which would have been called Deseret. It covered all of modern day Utah and parts of Idaho, Nevada, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming.

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.

'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.

The Mormons had intended on settling an area much larger than modern-day Utah and naming it Deseret. However, the federal government didn't want the Mormons having such a large territory, so they cut it down and renamed it Utah.

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (commonly called "Mormons") founded the state of Utah after they were kicked out of Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. They originally named the state "Deseret."

Utah didn't exist when the Mormons arrived. The land was actually part of Mexico. They made their own state called "Deseret" a couple years after arriving, which looked like a blob and covered what is now California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Idaho, and Oregon. (you can see a map at the "Related Link" below. 5 years after the Mormons arrived in the area, the United States government had obtained the land due to the Mexican War, and rejected the proposed state of Deseret, making the Territory of Utah in 1851. Utah Territory was smaller than Deseret, but larger than the current state of Utah. The current boundaries were set in 1868, 21 years after the Mormons arrived in the area.

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.

No. The only retail company owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) is Deseret Book, a religious book store.

Deseret Industries was created in 1938.

Fort Deseret was created in 1865.

Deseret Book was created in 1866.

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