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Why did the Mormons choose to settle in Utah in 1847?


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2008-04-16 01:08:08
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They sought a remote location away from their persecutors.

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In what is now Salt Lake City, Utah.

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

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Utah was founded by members of the Church of the Latter Day Saints, otherwise known as Mormons. They were driven out of Missouri. The immigrated to Utah Territory in 1847.

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Some say that the Mormons had to denounce polygamy before Utah became a state. This may or may not be true, as the plans to make Utah a state were in action before the Church officially denounced polygamy. Either way, Mormons arrived there in 1847, Utah became a territory in 1850, Mormons ended polygamy in 1890, and Utah became a state in 1896.

There are several hundred Mormon settlements throughout the Western United States with a few settlements in Mexico and Canada. Seeing as the question is in past tense not present tense, I will answer this question based on history. The Mormons settled in Utah near the Great Salt Lake in 1847.

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On July 24, 1847. In Utah it is that day iscelebrated as Pioneer Day. However members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS or Mormons) were still asked to immigrate to Salt Lake City until the 1950's.

James K. Polk was president when the Mormons first settled Utah in 1847. Grover Cleveland was president in 1896 when it became a state,

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