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Mormon Trail

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Definition: Trail that the Mormons followed on their migration west to Utah. The trail stretched west, from Nauvoo, Illinois, to Utah. About 70,000 Mormons followed in the footsteps of Joseph Smith, their prophet, to their Promised Land. They eventually formed the State of Deseret, the Utah Territory, and the state of Utah.

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The Westward Movement
Find out more about Americans' travels west.

The 19th Century
Get a glimpse of what life was like in the exciting 1800s.

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More on the Mormon Trail
Find out more about this famous trail.

Early American Trails and Roads
This very helpful site has descriptions of many famous trails and roads of early America.

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