Why did the Mormons establish their church in the desert by the Great Salt Lake?

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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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What did the mormons call Salt Lake City?

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.

How did the Mormons survive in Salt Lake City?

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 ( Full Answer )

Is the Great Salt Lake a great lake?

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.

Is the Great Salt Lake a desert?

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.

Who led the Mormons to the Great Salt Lake?

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 ( Full Answer )

Why did the Mormons chose the Salt Lake to live?

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.

Who established the Mormon church?

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

What was the Mormon trip to Salt Lake City?

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 ( Full Answer )

How did the Great Salt Lake get its salt?

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.

When was the Mormon temple in salt lake built?

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.

Where does the great salt lake get its salt?

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 ( Full Answer )

Why does the great salt lake have salt in it?

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

Why did the Mormons go west to settle at the great salt lake?

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 ( Full Answer )

In 1847 why did mormons emigrate to the area between the rocky mountains and the great salt lake?

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 ( Full Answer )

Who was the great Mormon leader that settled the great salt lake area?

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.

When did the Mormons leave for Salt Lake City?

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.

What Mormon lead followers to salt lake?

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.

Why did the Mormons locate in Great Salt Lake?

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 ( Full Answer )

Who was the mormon leader who brought his followers to the shores of the Great Salt Lake in 1847?

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 ( Full Answer )

Is salt lake bible college Mormon?

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 ( Full Answer )

Why did the Mormons migrate to the Salt lake region?

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.

When did Mormons find Salt Lake City?

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.

What successes did the Mormons have at Salt Lake?

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.

When and why did the Mormons move to Salt Lake City?

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.

Who led the Mormons to the area around the great salt lakes?

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.

What percentage of Salt Lake City is Mormon?

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 ( Full Answer )

Why did Mormons emigrate to the area between the rocky mountains and great salt lake?

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 ( Full Answer )

What is the name of the Mormon cathedral in the Great Salt Lake?

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 ( Full Answer )

Who was responsible the Mormon exodus the colony of new zion on the shore of the Great Salt Lake?

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 ( Full Answer )

How was the Mormons journey to salt lake valley?

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 ( Full Answer )

What did the mormons call their settlement on the Great Salt Lake?

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 ( Full Answer )

Why Mormons moved to Salt Lake City?

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.