Why did the Mormons establish their church in the desert by the Great Salt Lake?
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) was founded in New York state in 1830, and church headquarters quickly moved to Ohio, then to Missouri and Illinois due to extreme persecution. Because the Mormons faced violence in the east, they moved to the desert near the Great Salt Lake to practice their religion in peace, arriving there in 1847.
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They called it Zion. Then when they found out, in order for Utah to become a state, that they would have to separate schools, stores, and public places from religion.
The biggest problems the Mormon Pioneers faced when first arriving in what is now Salt Lake City was lack of water and building materials. These problems were soon solved by the building of irrigation canals from mountain streams. These canals, many of which are still in use today, carried water to …the cities to be used for drinking and irrigating crops. Many pioneers built the first homes from mud-bricks and adobe, as trees were scarce. Logging in the mountains brought some log and lumber structures, although since nails were extremely rare, most of these were tied together with leather straps and cemented with mud. Granite and other stones were used to construct the most permanent buildings, such as the Salt Lake Temple, which is still used today. The pioneers were very organized, hardworking, and industrious. These qualities all contributed to their success in suviving and thriving in Salt Lake City. ( Full Answer )
Mormon pioneers. Brigham Young led the caravan of Mormons across the Midwest into the Salt Lake Valley
The Great Salt Lake in Utah is not one of the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes are located in the northeast of the United States on the border with Canada (in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York) and are freshwater lakes.
He told them he would give them 1,000$ for a bushell of corn they grew in the salt lake valley
Answer . The Great Salt Lake In Utah is a highly briny remnant lake of prehistoric Lake Bonneville and is located within the Great Salt Lake Desert.
Brigham Young was the Prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Later Day Saints by the time the Mormon migration reached Utah.. Prior to Brigham Young, Joseph Smith, originator of the LDS led the Mormons until he was killed by a mob in Carthage, Illinois, in 1844. The first group of Mormon Pion…eers was lead to the Great Salt Lake by Brigham Young. Later groups were lead by experienced trail guides who had traveled with Brigham Young previously. ( Full Answer )
Because the prophet of the Mormon church at the time felt that that was where God had led them. Because it was remote and isolated, so they hoped they would be separated and protected from the rest of the US, where they had been the objects of what was later called pogroms.
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.
What is the historical significance of the migration of 12000 Mormons to the Great Salt Lake in 1846?
Many members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS or Mormons) fled west to escape religious persecution They arrived in what is now Salt Lake City, UT on July 24, 1847.. As a group they made up the largest mass migration in United States history. Their religious persecution is of…ten over looked by history. ( Full Answer )
Joseph Smith established The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints AKA the Mormon church. if you would like more information about the Mormon church you can visit Mormon.org
The Mormons were settled in Nauvoo, Illinois on the banks of the Mississippi river. They were then forced to leave in 1846, essentially the then United States and travel to what is now Utah. Brigham Young, the prophet at the time, led them there, as he saw in a vision the place where they were to go… and flourish, as they did in Utah. They reached the Salt Lake valley in 1847. ( Full Answer )
The Great Salt Lake has salt because its tributary riversconstantly keep feeding the lake with small amounts of salt. Thelake does not have any outlets and water evaporates leaving behindall the salt. Hence the salt has been accumulating over time.
It took 40 years to build, starting in 1853, finishing and opening to the public in 1893. You can learn more about the Salt Lake Temple by visiting the "Related Link" below.
ever been there? its kinda gross. it so close to pure salt it has so much that you really shouldn't even get in the water. the salt might run out someday but for right now it is not going anywhere and it probably has some ocean outlet Correction: First---the Great Salt Lake has no outlet, which… is the cause for its salinity. Rainwater goes in and the only means for the water leaving the lake is evaporation, leaving behind the salt and minerals. ( Full Answer )
there is no outlet so water flows into lake as residue tributary rivers constantly small amounts of salt dissolved in fresh water flow. Once the great salt lake much of the water evaporates and salt is left behind
The Mormon pioneers moved west because they had been kicked out of every other state they had attempted to settle in, Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. At the time, the area around the Great Salt Lake was part of Mexico, so the pioneers moved there to escape the persecution they had received in the Unit…ed States. ( Full Answer )
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 Illi…nois. Just because the Mormons had some different religious beliefs than their Christian neighbors . ( Full Answer )
Brigham Young lead the Mormon people from the Midwest to Utah, organized them, and sent them to establish colonies all over the west. The majority of the settlements were centered around Salt Lake City, which was (and is) the headquarters of the Church.
In the winter of 1845-1846, the saints began their preparation to migrate to the West in search of a "New Zion." In the Spring of 1846, they began their large migration and arrived in Salt Lake City in 1847.
Brigham Young lead the majority of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) to Utah after the murder of Joseph Smith.
Because nobody else wanted to live there. There was very little useable water and even less lumber. The climate was dry, extremely hot in the summer and freezing cold in the winter. On top of all that, the lake made it smell horrible! Explorers and Mountain Men of the day claimed that the land was u…ninhabitable and believed it could never be used to grow crops. They wanted to be free from persecution so they moved to a place that they knew nobody else wanted. When the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the Mormon religion) settled in Independence Missouri, their numbers started to outnumber non-mormon settlers. The governor of Missouri, Lilburn Boggs ordered an "extermination order" on the Mormons. The Order lead to the Haun's Mill massacre in which 240 men attacked the town. several Mormons who were wounded surrendured but were still shot to death. In the end, at least seventeen Mormons were killed with thirteen more injured. three of the 250 men who attacked were wounded (but not fatally). The Mormons were forced out of Missouri and went to Nauvoo Illinios. Soon, the Mormon population grew to a large number there too. In Nauvoo Illinois, the prophet Joesph Smith was arrested under false accusations and taken to Carthage Jail in Illinois. On June 27, 1844, a mob stormed the jail. Joesph Smith and his brother Hyrum Smith were killed. In October 1844, the town of Warsaw announce a "wolf hunt" (Mormons being the wolves to hunt). The Mormon leaders made a truce and the city of Nauvoo emptied of Mormon in 1446. In 1848, the Mormon temple was destroyed by arsonists. The new Mormon prophet had received revelation that Joesph Smith received from God that showed the valley of Salt Lake. So the Mormons moved West until they reached Salt Lake, although some did go to California. Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_did_Mormons_emigrate_to_the_area_between_the_rocky_mountains_and_great_salt_lake#ixzz1auuzO3EM ( Full Answer )
You're thinking of Brigham Young... but in reality, Brigham Young was not named the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church) until after they arrived in Utah. Joseph Smith had told Church members that they would have to move to the Rocky Moun…tains, and after he was murdered it was decided that was what they should do. Brigham Young, one of the Twelve Apostles at the time, had received a vision of the Salt Lake Valley, and so he was put in the first group. When they arrived in the Salt Lake Valley, he declared that it was the right place and sent for the other groups of pioneers. Mormon Pioneer groups traveled the plains to Utah for the next 20 years, after which they were able to take the train. Also, they certainly did not go to the shores of the Great Salt Lake. Salt Lake City is about 25 miles from the nearest 'shore', which is surrounded by a large marshland and smells so bad that people still don't live any closer to it. ( Full Answer )
No. Salt Lake Bible College and Salt Lake Baptist College are both operated by Bible Baptist Church in Taylorsville, Utah. Salt Lake Bible College offers an entirely free and online course of study, while Salt Lake Baptist College requires classroom attendance. They are great programs, I have partic…ipted in them myself. ( Full Answer )
The area was technically part of Mexico, but it's only inhabitants were Native Americans, mostly of the Ute, Paiute, and Navajo tribes. The Native Americans and new white Mormon settlers tended to get along quite well.
The Mormon pioneers migrated to the Salt Lake region because they had been kicked out of every other place they had lived (Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois). The US government refused to assist them, so they traveled to Salt Lake, which was then part of Mexico, to seek religious freedom.
The Mormon pioneers originally named it Great Salt Lake City, but shortened it to Salt Lake City because the name was so long.
Well, technically, they never found Salt Lake City. They found a large empty valley and built Salt Lake City. They arrived there in July 1847.
When the Mormon Pioneers migrated to Salt Lake City Utah, Brigham Young, the prophet received a revelation from God that he should construct a temple there...the Salt Lake Temple. It is the place Mormons make sacred covenants with the Lord. It truly is a blessing.
The latter day saints, or mormons, moved to Salt Lake City because the were being persecuted in every other state. The moved to somewhere that no one else wanted to be so the could practice their religion.
Well, Brigham Young was the leader of the church at the time and physically lead the people to the area, but many Mormons would answer that God lead them, because they believe that Brigham Young was guided through revelations from God.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints the "Mormon" church) does not release membership statistics for anything smaller than a state, so we can't know fo sure. Salt Lake City is actually quite a diverse, liberal city. Having lived here for over 20 years, I would say about 20-30% of people l…iving inside Salt Lake City boundaries are active, practicing Mormons. A larger number were baptized as children but don't practice the religion today. Most Mormons live in the more family-friendly suburbs surrounding the city. The Salt Lake City Metropolitan area (which includes the surrounding suburbs and smaller cities like Provo and Ogden) is about 70% practicing Mormons - some areas have fewer Mormons (20% or so) and others have more (80-90%), depending on the neighborhood. ( Full Answer )
because people kicked them out of their land everywhere else they went, they are a religious group that basically believe the same thing as Christians, except that theirs a living prophet in today's times.
When the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the Mormon religion) settled in Independence Missouri, their numbers started to outnumber non-mormon settlers. The governor of Missouri, Lilburn Boggs ordered an "extermination order" on the Mormons. The Order lead to the Haun's Mill massacre in …which 240 men attacked the town. several Mormons who were wounded surrendured but were still shot to death. In the end, at least seventeen Mormons were killed with thirteen more injured. three of the 250 men who attacked were wounded (but not fatally). The Mormons were forced out of Missouri and went to Nauvoo Illinios. Soon, the Mormon population grew to a large number there too. In Nauvoo Illinois, the prophet Joesph Smith was arrested under false accusations and taken to Carthage Jail in Illinois. On June 27, 1844, a mob stormed the jail. Joesph Smith and his brother Hyrum Smith were killed. In October 1844, the town of Warsaw announce a "wolf hunt" (Mormons being the wolves to hunt). The Mormon leaders made a truce and the city of Nauvoo emptied of Mormon in 1446. In 1848, the Mormon temple was destroyed by arsonists. The new Mormon prophet had received revelation that Joesph Smith received from God that showed the valley of Salt Lake. So the Mormons moved West until they reached Salt Lake, although some did go to California. ( Full Answer )
None. There are no 'Mormon' churches in Salt Lake City. Actually there are no 'Mormon' churches on the earth.
The Great Salt Lake is a lake - there are no buildings in it, because it's a lake, and people typically don't build buildings underwater. Also, Mormons (members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) do not build Cathedrals. They have two types of worship buildings - temples and meeting…houses. Maybe you are asking about the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City is named after the Great Salt Lake but is located about 20 miles southeast of the lake. That temple is simply called the Salt Lake Temple. Most Mormon temples are named for the city they are in. There are also several cathedrals in Salt Lake City representing many different religions. Check out the "Related Links" below to see websites for the Salt Lake Temple and various cathedrals in Salt Lake City. ( Full Answer )
While escaping religious persecution, they found a large, arable valley with a steady water supply. Plus, the local natives did not kill them on sight.
The people responsible for causing it were the mobs and governmentin Illinois and Missouri. The person responsible for leading it wasBrigham Young. Although the colony was called "Great Salt LakeCity", not "New Zion", and it was not on the shore of the GreatSalt Lake but about 20 miles south east of… the southernmost tip ofthe lake. Today it is known as Salt Lake City. ( Full Answer )
While it depends on the season and mode of travel, it was difficult and dangerous for everyone. There were very few trading posts, and in many places the trail was so over-used that it was difficult to find grazing places for the animals and game to hunt. Large canyons with no establshed trails were… very complicated to navigate with large pack animals and wagons filled with supplies. All the while, children, sick people, and the elderly had to be cared for. Those traveling too late in the season suffered many deaths due to starvation and freezing temperatures. ( Full Answer )
The Saints arrived in the valley of the Great Salt Lake on 24 July 1847.
They didn't really make a settlement on the Great Salt Lake, as there is swampy marshland surrounding the lake for several miles. The first city they settled in the area was Great Salt Lake City, later renamed Salt Lake City, which is about 20 miles from the nearest shore of the Great Salt Lake. S…alt Lake City and other Mormon settlements in the area were a part of a territory the Mormons named Deseret. ( Full Answer )
Yes. Brigham Young lead most of the Mormons to the Great Salt Lake after Joseph Smith was murdered.
Who was the leader of the Mormons that lead them on a track to the west and settled near the great salt lake?
Brigham Young lead members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon" church) to the west.
The first Mormons arrived to settle in the Great Salt Lake on July 24, 1847.
The Mormons moved to what is now Utah because they had been kicked out of New York, Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois due to their religious beliefs. In each of these places they faced severe persecution, and they were in search of a place where they could practice their religion in peace.
Pretty much nothing. There were a few smaller Native American tribes in the area, but other than that it was a bare land filled with grass and scrub brush, surrounded by high mountains that are covered in snow year-round.
Brigham Young was the leader of the Church at the head of the first group of Mormon pioneers. Later groups were lead by various trail guides.
The Great Salt lake is found in the desert. It is located in the Great Basin Desert of Utah.
What are the release dates for America's Historic Trails with Tom Bodett - 1996 The Mormon Trail The Great Plains to the Great Salt Lake?
America's Historic Trails with Tom Bodett - 1996 The Mormon Trail The Great Plains to the Great Salt Lake was released on: USA: 15 November 1996