When did Mormons settle at the Great Salt Lake?
The first Mormons arrived to settle in the Great Salt Lake on July 24, 1847.
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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.
The first group of Mormon pioneers arrived in Salt Lake City in late July, 1847. Pioneers and convert immigrants continued to settle in Salt Lake City and surrounding cities until the early 1900's, when the Church began to encourage it's members to stay in their homelands and build up the Church the…re. (MORE)
The Mormon pioneers actually chose to settle in Ohio. When they were kicked out due to persecution, they chose Missouri. When they were kicked out of there due to an extermination order by the governor, they chose Illinois. When the Illinois governor asked them to leave, Joseph Smith told them they …would finally find freedom to worship in the Rocky Mountains, where there was nobody to persecute them or kick them out. After Joseph's murder, Brigham Young lead a group of Church members to find their Rocky Mountain refuge. Brigham supposedly saw the valley and the temple that would be built there in a dream. After coming over a ridge and seeing the Salt Lake Valley, he said "This is the right place, drive on!". Salt Lake City has been the headquarters of the Church since that time. (MORE)
He told them he would give them 1,000$ for a bushell of corn they grew in the salt lake valley
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. (MORE)
Yes. The first group of Mormon pioneers arrived in what is now called "Salt Lake City" in 1847. They established the city and surrounding communities, finally far away from the persecution they had faced in the midwest.
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. (MORE)
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. (MORE)
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.
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. (MORE)
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 first group of Mormons to arrive in Salt Lake City came in July 1847. Subsequent groups came later. Church members were encouraged to leave their hometowns and move to Salt Lake City until about 1900, when they were encouraged to stay where they were and build up the Church in their area.
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. (MORE)
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 . (MORE)
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.
Early Mormons began a settlement called Voree (in what is now the city of Burlington) in Wisconsin, near Lake Michigan. This group eventually became cut off from the main body of the Church (largely because of their distance from Church headquarters) and has now become a separate Church. Ironically,… they share the official name of the Church, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints", but are not connected with the 13 million member Church based in Salt Lake City. Members of this group are often called "Strangite Mormons". Or, perhaps you are meaning the other great lake... the Great Salt Lake in Salt Lake City, that the main body of Mormons settled, and are currently based, near. (You can learn more about the Strangite and the mainstream Mormon Church from the "Related Links" below.) (MORE)
The Mormons were given information concerning the Salt Lake valley from Father Pierre DeSmet, a Belgian Catholic Missionary who traveled the west before the Mormons were ever even there. Through his description of the area the Mormons decided to move there.
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 (MORE)
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. (MORE)
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. (MORE)
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. (MORE)
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. (MORE)
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. (MORE)
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. (MORE)
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. (MORE)
Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (nicknamed Mormons) suffered severe religious persecution and mob attacks in every American community in which they settled. Eventually they travelled to Intermountain West, where they put down roots far away from their persecuters in the se…ttled parts of the United States. (MORE)
The Saints arrived in the valley of the Great Salt Lake on 24 July 1847.
In short, the purpose of emmigrating was to find a safe place topractice their religion. The Latter-day Saints (Mormons) weresubject to a great deal of persecution, and even mob attacks andmurders, wherever they settled -- initially in New York, then Ohio,Missouri, and Illinois. The governor of Miss…ouri even issued anextermination order authorizing the murder of Mormons in the state. After the murder of their prophet and president in 1844, theMormons emigrated along the Mormon Trail to the valley of the GreatSalt Lake, which was mostly uninhabited by anyone, and began tosettle the territory there. (MORE)
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. (MORE)
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.
First, it was mid summer and they hadn't even tilled the ground, let alone plant crops. If they faced an early freeze, they could've starved to death over the winter. Second, there was very little clean water. They had to dig irrigation canals from the mountains down into the valley so that they co…uld have access to useable water. Third, supplies to build homes and make clothing were scarce, and it was extremely expensive to have them shipped from the east. Many early homes were made of mud or were 'dugouts' in the side of hills. Wood had to be hauled from the mountains, and nails were extremely rare. Fabric and thread were often made by had from flax or wool, and buttons and needles were hard to come by. Fourth, some of the Native Americans in the area were not friendly towards them. Fifth, most of the Mormon Pioneers had grown up in long-established towns on the East coast or in Europe. They had no experience living on the frontier and did not have the skills or knowledge needed to survive in such harsh and primitive circumstances. (MORE)
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.
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
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the "Mormon"church) was founded in New York state in 1830, and churchheadquarters quickly moved to Ohio, then to Missouri and Illinoisdue to extreme persecution. Because the Mormons faced violence inthe east, they moved to the desert near the Great Sa…lt Lake topractice their religion in peace, arriving there in 1847. (MORE)