As many already know, the first white people to settle in the area of Salt Lake City were of the Mormon faith. While this is common knowledge, there is much more to the story. If you are a history buff and do not know how the settlement started and the means in which it grew this story is an absolute must for you to learn.
Like many settlements of its day, it was mostly inhabited by men. It originated in 1847 and had 143 men, but only five women and children. The reason for the settlement was the desire of the people of the Mormon faith to have a place in which they could feel safe and secure in practicing their beliefs. While the United States was founded on the principles of religious freedom, that did not stop people from being very hostile to their way of life. This gave them a place far from others to live their lives as they saw fit. dummy post