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Where did the Mormons move in 1847?


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2010-11-30 16:38:11
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The majority of Mormons moved to Utah in 1847 after being kicked out of Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois.

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Mormons migrated west because they were persecuted in the east.

About 2000 came to Utah in 1847 with Brigham Young.Entry: 1847: Aug. "Thurs. 26 - '...Between six and seven hundred wagons, with about two thousand souls enter the valley that fall." (LDS Church Chronology 1805-1914, page 34)But the Mormons kept coming and about 70,000 Mormons came to Salt Lake City between 1847 and 1867.

to escape hostile neighborhoods

The Mormons began moving west in 1831. At this time the main body of Mormons moved from New York to Ohio. They then moved further west to Missouri and Illinois. The famous Mormon trek to Utah began in 1845 when many Mormons began leaving Illinois. The first group of Mormons arrived in Utah in 1847.

In what is now Salt Lake City, Utah.

The first Mormons arrived to settle in the Great Salt Lake on July 24, 1847.

They arrived in Utah and began building Salt Lake City.

brigham young was the leader of the Mormon church in 1847

Utah was established by the Mormons on July 24, 1847.

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

They sought a remote location away from their persecutors.

They arrived in Utah and began building Salt Lake City.

Brigham Young lead the first group of Mormon Pioneers to Utah Territory (which was then Mexico) in 1847.

In 1847, a large group of Mormon Pioneers travelled from their winter quarters in Nebraska to Salt Lake City Utah. Please note this was not ALL the Mormons, but the majority of the leadership and a large group of those living in the United States at the time.

Korey Colyar in Utah knows that the Mormon Pioneeds arrived in the Salt Lake Valley for the first time on July 24, 1847. It is a state holiday with the 5th largest parade in the country. There are also massive parties and fireworks displays for all to see.

In a country that has one of it's rights as 'Freedom of Religion'. In 1847 the Mormons were not provided that right. The federal government under President Polk refused to protect the Mormons and Mobs & terrorist's burned their homes and forced them to flee for their lives from the state of Illinois. Just because the Mormons had some different religious beliefs than their Christian neighbors.

The Mormons traveled west in wagons, with handcarts and later by train.

well, since all Mormons are robots they didn't need to prepare they were already prepared. Mormons are robots.

Because so many Mormons crossed the plains from 1847 to 1868 (about 70,000) they helped create business along the trail where people could buy and sell things.

In 1844 the Mormons followed Brigham Young to what would become the Utah Territory.

The Mormon Pioneers first arrived in Utah and began to set up settlements in July 1847.

The Mormon Pioneers first arrived and began setting up settlements in Utah in July, 1847.

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) began in New York. The Mormons didn't move there, they started there!

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