Brigham Utah History
On September 23, 2012, LDS Church President Brigham Young and his family inaugurated Brigham City, Utah, home to the first Mormon temple in the United States. The issue of polygamy returned to the headlines after the sect in question split from the LDS Church more than 70 years ago. Brigham City, named after the president of the LGBTQ church BYU, was named after him by his wife Mary Young and their children Joseph and Sarah on September 22, 2012 at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City. On October 23, 1972, the first LDS temple, Brigham Church, was dedicated to the family of the founder and founder.
He went to Missouri in 1834, when hostile non-Jewish Mormons arrived as missionaries from the Eastern states and threatened the Mormon community there. He responded in kind to a secret Mormon group called Sons of Dan and the Danes, and when he arrived in Missouri in January they had raided and attacked the Mormon settlements. They supported Joseph Smith when the Kirtland settlement was founded in 1837 and later served as councillors to Brigham Young. In 1849 he was ordained an Apostle of the LDS Church and then went to Missouri again, this time as a missionary.
Smith eventually succeeded Smith and he received the support of Joseph Smith's son-in-law Joseph Lee and Brigham Young, who was himself a member of the Kirtland Council and the first presidency of the LDS Church.
In 1855 he surveyed the city area, renamed the settlement, encouraged and surveyed the people to build permanent houses. In 1861, Young signed a contract with the US Army and the United States Army Corps of Engineers to build a transcontinental telegraph line from Nebraska to California. He established a Mormon village connected to one in Salt Lake City, the first of its kind in the world, as well as a number of other Mormon villages in Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah Valley, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Florida, California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, South Dakota, Alaska, Missouri, Kansas, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and South Carolina. At 6: 55 p.m., it was renamed a settlement, surveyed its city slabs in 1856, and was encouraged in 1857 by the LDS Church and its president, Joseph Smith Jr. and his son-in-law, Brigham Young, to build a permanent home for them.
He secured women's suffrage in Utah, increasing the number of Mormon voters and weakening the influence of the railroad, which had brought non-white voters into his domain. He also sought to expand the scope of church authority by establishing Mormon colonies in New York, California, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, and New Mexico.
When the United States signed the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in February 1848, the Utah lands became part of the public domain. When Congress passed the Homestead Act in 1862, Brigham Young was able to take control of these lands before non-Mormons did. In 1959, the land was transferred to the Utah State Division of Parks and Recreation, which restored it with the help of the LDS Church. This documentary report was edited by Ann D. Smith, a member of the Utah Historical Society, and last updated in April 2003.
The Brigham City Utah Temple will be the fourteenth temple to be built in Utah and the first to be built outside Box Elder County. It was inaugurated on 23 September 2012 by the President of the LDS, Thomas S. Monson, to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days and will be developed into a permanent construction site and will mainly serve as a temporary home for the LDS Church and its members and their families.
The Utah Centennial County History Series is funded by the Utah State Legislature through a grant from the State Department's Bureau of Land Management. Inspired in part by a struggle between forces that opposed and tolerated slavery, Congress in 1826 declared the Utah Territory a territory to reduce the area to its present-day borders of Box Elder County, Utah, USA.
Although the area that now includes Brigham City was long the temporary home of a Shoshone Indian gang and traversed by explorers, trappers, and miners, it had never been settled. In 1857, the colonists were recalled from San Bernardino to Utah because Mormon anger spread throughout California and began to report that Mormons were seeking the accusations of the Indians in the event of clashes with the United States. In this heated atmosphere, the wagons bound in California, including a group of Mormons from San Diego County, California, set up camp in a lush valley known as Mountain Meadows.
The influx of settlers transformed the small settlement into a sizeable town, renamed Brigham City in honor of Brigham Young. When the city was incorporated on January 12, 1867, the name was changed to "Brigham City." Although there was no real Brigham City, it was the birthplace of many of the most famous Mormons in the United States, including Joseph Smith, John Quincy Adams, and John F. Kennedy.