December 15, 2017

Today in History: Brigham Young & the Mormon Pioneers

Brigham Young's Grand March
Today in History–July 24–the Library of Congress features Brigham Young and the Mormon pioneers, who arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah on this day in 1847. The weary group was happy to find their “promised land” after traveling some 1,000 miles from the Mormon settlement in Nauvoo, Illinois. Find out more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access more primary sources related to this religious group and its founder.

Brigham Young and the Mormon pioneers arrived in Salt Lake City from America’s Library

Trails to Utah and the Pacific: Diaries and Letters, 1846-1869 (American Memory collection)

Brigham Young images

Brigham Young books & articles

Brigham Young historical newspaper coverage

Brigham Young’s Grand March

Mormon hymns

Mormon oral histories

Mormon pioneer maps

Mormon books & articles

Mormon related images

Mormon pioneer trail legislation

State Spotlight: Utah

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