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By Maxine Hanks

The Church of the Latter-day Saints, or the Mormon religion, is related to be the quickest growing to be faith on the planet this present day. some time past thirty years it has elevated its club by way of 220 percentage to 11 million fans this day, of which just about six million stay open air the USA. This quantity explores the original character of the Mormon religion, its delivery in early the United States, and the ways in which Mormonism and the USA have grown up jointly. From founder Joseph Smith to celebrated golfer Johnny Miller, from Brigham younger to former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve younger, from senator Orrin Hatch to participants of the preferred making a song Osmond kinfolk - the Mormons are an immense a part of American heritage and tradition.

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While sharing many beliefs with other Christians, the Mormons held to several ideas that separated them from their Christian neighbors. First was the matter of the new revelation. Not only had Smith translated the Book of Mormon, but he became the source of additional revelations. He translated two additional books, the Book of Moses and the Book of Abraham. He also regularly received revelations for the ongoing guidance of the Church. These were first gathered in 1833 as the Book of Commandments.

Every family was motivated to build an inheritance for the community. S. mail across America. Before the coming of the railroad, the mail was carried by pioneer wagon trains or by ship to California. S. mail service began between Salt Lake City and places east. S. mail contract. His task was to ride 500 miles across the plains to Laramie, Wyoming, every month on the 15th and exchange the packs of mail going west and east. C. Little hired two other Mormon men, Eph Hanks and Charley Decker, to help him make the grueling 2,400-mile ride each month to Independence and back again to Salt Lake City, a journey of 40 to 50 DISASTER ON THE TRAIL days.

Seeing  Mormon Faith in Americ a yet another attempt by outside forces to remove Mormons from their land, he organized a force of men to counter the oncoming troops. The Utah War had begun. However, it was a war with few skirmishes and no pitched battles. S. Army troops were heading West in 1857 to install a new governor in Utah, non-Mormon settlers were also heading into the Utah Territory. Suspicion of outsiders ran high in the tense times, and that suspicion boiled over on September 11, 1857, to create one of the darkest days in Mormon history.

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