When did the Mormons settle in Salt Lake City?
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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 u…ntil the early 1900's, when the Church began to encourage it's members to stay in their homelands and build up the Church there.
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 extermina…tion 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.
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 th…e 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.
Starvation, pestilence, and cold winters.
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 Sal…t 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 aroun…d the Great Salt Lake was part of Mexico, so the pioneers moved there to escape the persecution they had received in the United States.
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 ar…rived in Salt Lake City in 1847.
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.
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 settled parts of the United States.
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 m…ob attacks andmurders, wherever they settled -- initially in New York, then Ohio,Missouri, and Illinois. The governor of Missouri 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.
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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 could 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.
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 f…aced severe persecution, and they were in search of a place where they could practice their religion in peace.