The Mormons went to Utah to escape persecution and death at the hands of the mobs that had driven them out of other states.
In the early days of the Church there was a lot of prejudice against its members, and as result of the prejudice the early church members were chased out of one place after another. They had moved between New York, Illinois, Missouri ,and Ohio, and in Missouri the state actually passed a law making it legal to kill a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This Law stayed on the books until 1976.
The United States Government in response to the petitions of the Church members for help, effectively told them to get out of the country. So they sought an area that was far from other people.
The reason the Mormons left was because they had been kicked out of Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. They appealed to the federal government for assistance, but were told that the government could do nothing for them. So, they went where they knew they could practice their religion in peace - a land that was rumored to be uninhabitable - the valley of the Great Salt Lake.
The Mormons settled much of utah.
The Mormons were searching for a place where they could practice their religion in peace and found that place in Utah.
Salt Lake City, Utah.
In what is now Salt Lake City, Utah.
They settled in Utah. There are also alot in Idaho and California, but Utah is the main state.
People of the Morman faith settled in Utah, then south into Arizona.
The Mormons settled in Illinois between 1839 and 1845, when they began to leave for Utah due to persecution.
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.
They sought a remote location away from their persecutors.
in present-day Utah
The first people to settle in Utah were not immigrants, but indians and mormons.
Mormons went to Utah to practice their religon in peace
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 first Mormon pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley July 24, 1847.
Salt Lake City was the city that the Mormons founded in Utah.
after the lds (Mormons) people were run out of Nauvo they all walked all the way from Illinois to Utah. eventually all the lds people migrated there and soon there was enough people to make Utah a state.
The Mormons moved to Utah in search of a place where they could practice their religion in peace.
Mormons settled about 90% of the cities in Utah. The others were mostly mining towns.
Utah was settled by Mormons.
Mormons settled most of the cities and towns in Utah, as well as many in Idaho, southern Canada, Nevada, Arizona, and Northern Mexico. They also established settlements in Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, and Nebraska, although most of these settlements have long since been abandoned.
There have been Mormons on the Utah Jazz in the past, but as of right now (2010) there are not any.