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Mormon Trail

The Mormon Trail was traveled by the Mormon Pioneers between 1845 and 1870. It greatly contributed to the westward expansion and played a large role in forming the western United States. Questions in this category relate to the Mormon Trail and the Mormon Pioneers.

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How did the Mormons help westward expansion?

When the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" Church) was established, it faced a lot of persecution. Eventually the persecution became so heavy (a literal extermination order placed on them) they decided to make a trek west. Many of them migrated to what is now Utah. Also, missionary work in England brought in some converts from Europe who also traveled to Utah. Once settled in Utah, the Mormons expanded, colonizing many areas in the western United States....
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Why did Mormons take the Oregon Trail?

The trail followed by Mormon pioneers mostly paralleled the Oregon Trail, at times merged with it, and at a few points diverged completely from it. The reason for following the general course of the Oregon trail was primarily because it had been mapped out by traders and trappers several years prior to their own exodus from Nauvoo, Ill. However, because of the adversarial relationship between the Mormons and many immigrants from both Illinois and Missouri (where an "extermination order" was still in...
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Where did the Mormon Trail start?

Nauvoo, Illlinois is the start of the Mormon Trail.
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What are facts about the Mormon Trail?

it was led by Brigham Young, president and prophet of the Mormon church at that time. the Mormons had to leave Missouri because people were telling lies about them to the government and the government forced them to leave. Also people were just plain being incredably rude and persicuting them like tar and feathering their leaders. very, very, bad. *The Mormon Trail was mostly used between 1846 and 1870. *In 1869 the railroad reached Utah and greatly lessened the number of people on...
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Where did the Mormons journey west start from and end?

Answer Started in Nauvoo Illinois. Ended in the Salt Lake Valley. The previous answer leaves far too much of the story omitted. Joseph Smith Jr. (1805-1844) organized the Church of Christ on April 6, 1830 in Fayette, New York (located in the Finger Lakes Region). After persecution persisted and Smith dictated several revelations he claimed were from God, he and his followers moved to Kirtland, Ohio in Feburary 1831. Kirtland was, and still is, a small community in northeastern Ohio. He continued to...
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What supplies did people take on the Mormon trail?

Latter-day Saints (Mormons) were pioneers in every sense of the word. Along with their scriptures, they took as many provisions as could be carried either in a covered wagon, or even a handcart. Their circumstances were humble to the point of extreme poverty in many cases. As they left Nauvoo, they attempted to sell their homes in order to purchase what they needed. However, mob rule frequently prevented them from being able to sell, or only perhaps receiving a fraction of the...
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What were the hardships the Mormons faced?

One of the early hardships faced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "the Mormons", started with the persecution that forced them to move several times. At the height of this, many members were murdered, tarred and feathered, raped, property stolen, properties and holy buildings burned to the ground, etc. Many of these things happened not just because of their religious belief but their belief in self sufficiency, anti-slavery, organized farming practices, education, and law enforcement. Probably some of their most...
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Where did the Mormons leave the Oregon trail?

The Mormon and Oregon trails split at what is called the Hastings Cutoff which began at Fort Bridger in southwestern Wyoming. ...
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What were problems on the Mormon Trail?

Problems were illness, starvation, attacks, lack of water, Heat, Cold, and many other things that are not known to me at this time. ...
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What kind of food did the people on the Mormon trail eat?

Pioneers on the Mormon Trail ate the same sorts of foods you would find on all pioneer trails at the time. Common provisions included flour, corn meal, potatoes, onions, apples, and dried meats. Most companies would take along some cows, chickens, or pigs to provide food along the way, and hunted for wild game to eat as well. There were several stops along the way that had stores for buying more food, and occasionally they would find wild berries or small crops...
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Did any body die on the Mormon trail?

Yes!!! Thousands of people died along the Mormon Trail. Most deaths were caused by disease, exhaustion, starvation, or freezing to death. ...
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Who led the Mormons on the Mormon trail?

Improved answer - Brigham Young was the president of the church at that time, when the Mormons were being driven out of Missouri by mobs, including an illegal extermination order by the USA government. The leaders of the church sent expeditionary parties west to find a place where Mormons could live in peace without being persecuted. After gathering information about the west from trappers, mountain men and a Jesuit missionary, Brigham Young and the other church leaders decided to move west, although they...
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Why is the Mormon trail important?

The mormon trail was important because it was one of the largest mass migrations in US History. It stretched from a previously large city named Nauvoo in Illinios and ended in the Great Salt Lake basin in modern day Utah. It also saved the mormon faith. If the mormons had stayed in Nauvoo, they may have been scattered or killed by angry mobs, who killed the Mormon's leader Joseph Smith in Carthage. Illinois. ...
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Why did people choose to follow the Mormon trail?

The Mormon Trail, Oregon Trail, California Trail, etc all followed nearly the same route because it was one of the only ways to get across the country. These trails all crossed major rivers at their smaller places, and all crossed mountain ranges in their mildest places. Groups traveling in covered wagons probably couldn't make it any other way. People chose the Mormon Trail specifically if they wanted to travel to Utah. From there they could also go to Arizona, Nevada, Southern California, and...
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Why did they make the Mormon trail?

The Mormon trail was taken by a religious group commmonly called the Mormons. They were fleeing religious persecution in the eastern united states and walked to Utah - the path they took is often called the Mormon trail. The Mormon battalion trail is different. The government drafted a couple thousand Mormons to fight in the Mexican American war. The battalion trail is the trail they walked from Utah down through Arizona and into san Diego. They basically just walked there, they never saw...
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How long is the Mormon trail?

Hahaha it was 600 miles take tht Samacah!!! well atleast i am not a wore sammy7887 Actually, it was 1,297 miles long and it was used from 1848 to 1852. ...
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Why did the Mormons have to move from place to place before settling in Utah?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the "Mormon" church), along with the bulk of it's members, moved from New York to Ohio to Missouri to Illinois to Utah between 1830 and 1847. In each place they settled, they faced severe persecution and in some cases were asked to leave by the government. They settled in Utah because they had finally found a place where they could have religious freedom. ...
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When did the Mormon trail start and end?

The Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 1,300-mile travelled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1846 to 1868. The Mormon Trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois on the Mississipi river, passing through Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Eastern Utah to Salt Lake City, Utah. The Mormon pioneer movement began in 1846 when, after having been driven once again by mob violence from their settled home, the Saints decided to establish a new home for the church outside the established boundaries...
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Where does the Mormon trail end?

The Mormon Pioneer Trail is a 1,300-mile travelled by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1846 to 1868. The Mormon Trail extends from Nauvoo, Illinois on the Mississipi river, passing through Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Eastern Utah to Salt Lake City, Utah. The Mormon pioneer movement began in 1846 when, after having been driven once again by mob violence from their settled home, the Saints decided to establish a new home for the church outside the established boundaries...
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What year was the Mormon trail start?

The Mormon Trail started in February 1846.