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Answered 2014-05-20 01:16:54

This depends on what you consider to be the 'west'. When the Mormons were founding settlements in Missouri, Illinois, and Nebraska, this was considered the western frontier. The United States didn't extend much further, and this was a sparsely populated 'wild west'. The Mormons eventually moved to what is now Salt Lake City, Utah (at the time it was part of Mexico) and settled much of Utah, Idaho, Arizona, and Nevada.

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

The Mormons were searching for a place where they could practice their religion in peace and found that place in Utah.

The Mormons were a religious group founded by Joseph Smith. They moved west because other religions were prosecuting them and they needed a new place where they wouldn't be bothered. They first went to Salt Lake. That is where Brigham Young said "This is the place."

The first people to settle in Utah were not immigrants, but indians and mormons.

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.

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.

Because we were persecuted in the east and so we went somewhere where we could practice our religion without being threatened.

The Mormons weren't the first to come west but they were the first to come enmasse as an organized religion and culture. They didn't want to trap or run cattle like most people who had come west at that point they wanted to settle the land and farm, make new homes. So you could say their legacy is, at least in part, The fact that they proved the west could be settled. But it is important to note that if they hadn't done it someone else would have.

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

Mormons migrated west because they were persecuted in the east.

The first Mormons to settle in Nevada arrived there in 1852. They moved there to establish a trading post for settlers heading to California. Later Mormons moved to Nevada for various economic opportunities including silver mining.

The signifigence of the Mormons moving west was for them to escape religious percsecution

Mormons believe the church that Jesus Christ established on the Earth in the bible was first established in the Eastern United States. 'Mormons' were first in New York, then persecuted out to Kirtland, Ohio, and Navoo, Illinois, then they were persecuted out of those places, and they ended up in Utah.

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 outcome of the Mormons moving west was that they were no longer percacuted for their religious beliefs.

There were 2 reasons that the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, moved to Utah.The first was to escape persecution.The second was to fulfill prophesy.because of the prosecution they were facing

The Mormons settled much of utah.

The Mormon pioneers moved west (beyond what was then the United States border) to find religious freedom. They had been persecuted and kicked out of every other place they had attempted to settle in.

The main reason it was hard for the Mormons to find a place to settle was because of the many persecutions. These persecutions cause the Mormons to be driven out of the land where they had settled. The people persecuting them did not care that it was the property of the Mormon Settlers. They just wanted them out. Another reason was that there were some higher authority people who authorized the people to drive them out, or to kill the Mormons. Those are some reasons why it was so hard for Mormons to find a place to settle.

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The Mormons settled in Illinois between 1839 and 1845, when they began to leave for Utah due to persecution.

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.

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