The Mormon Trail

By: Mere

Utah, here we come!

In 1847, the Mormons moved along the Mormon Trail in search of their new home, Utah. The Mormons were discriminated against based on their beliefs. Joseph Smith was the one who found the religion and was most hated for it. An anti-Mormon mob killed Joseph, leaving the Mormon’s with no leader. Luckily, Brigham Young stepped up and led them to Utah. 16,000 Mormons moved in hopes to follow their faith in peace. One of the most hated beliefs the Mormon’s had was polygamy, which you could have many wives. Another was that instead of two books, the Old and New Testament, they had three. Finally, the Mormons settled near Salt Lake and worked together to build canals because of it’s little rainfall.