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Why did the Mormons Manage to survive Salt Lake City?

Why did the Mormons Manage to survive Salt Lake City?

The American West

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The Geographical Position of Utah

The Geographical Position of Utah

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Brigham Young

Brigham Young

Prior Planning

Mormons had faith in their leader

Organisational Skills

Setting up supply depots and workshops

No land ownership

Persuaded the U.S. Government to elect him Governor of Utah territory

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Polygamy

Polygamy

Brigham Young had 27 wives

Set Mormons apart as immoral outcasts

Enabled every woman to be taken care of

Larger population

Having more than one wife.

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Self Sufficiency and the Railway

Self Sufficiency and the Railway

Mormons were farmers

Irrigation system

Wheat production triplede between 1850-1860

Everyone contributed

Railway ran through Utah

Made travelling easier

Made trade a possibility especially as a way of increasing income

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Perpetual Emigrating Fund

Perpetual Emigrating Fund

Set up by Brigham Young

Helped Mormons travel from anywhere to Utah

Money to be paid back once settled

4225 Mormons had reached Utah using thi

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