The Mormons

The Mormons

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  • Finding a new home
  • Where should our new home be?
  • Really? Here?
  • How about here, in Utah? It is perfect! There is nobody to persecute us or kill our leaders!
  • What the heck? This is a wasteland
  • Unacceptance
  • Go away we don't want you here! Who ever heard of having multiple wives? You're not a real Christian! The Book of Mormon? Its a joke!
  •     After being turned away from everywhere, Mormons, led by Brigham Young plotted a trek to current day Utah seeking a new home to build their religion.
  •  To the West
  • With his 55 wives Brigham Young led a wagon train of mormons to the West; despite many protests, settled in the Great Salt Lake
  • Innovation
  • Other Christians and other faiths chastised the Mormons for their 'wrong' practices and rules for example, allowance for multiple wives, they were only allowed to eat meat in famine, and hundreds of other rules that apply to missionaries, a lot of which are meant to keep any given missionary from getting hurt.
  • Greatest Feats
  • Salt Lake City
  • The Mormons on their trek to the Great Salt Lake was very carefully planned, although still difficult. The pioneers would build shelters and plant crops to make the trip easier for those who followed on their path west.
  • The Mormons developed many ways to carry water to make their desert home thrive. They built dams, canals, and irrigation ditches to bring water from mountain runoff to use and feed their farms.
  • Surpassing being the first to settle the Great Basin, pioneering ways of farming the dry region, and trailblazing the way west, another feat has earned the title of The Mormons' Legacy. The Mormons had so much faith in the Utah desert, this faith helped them thrive into a worldwide religion of over 7 million members.
  • I have faith in you
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