Mormon Pioneers Remembered

  • 25 July 2011

A memorial named “This is the Place” marks the area where Brigham Young and other Latter-day Saint pioneers entered the Salt Lake Valley.

SUVA, Fiji — “After 17 months and many miles of travel, Brigham Young leads 148 Mormon pioneers into Utah's Valley of the Great Salt Lake,” the Fiji Timesreported recently in a “History Today” article.

The article continues: “Gazing over the parched earth of the remote location, Young declared, 'This is the place,' and the pioneers began preparations for the thousands of Mormon migrants who would follow. Seeking religious and political freedom, the Mormons began planning their great migration from the east after the murder of Joseph Smith, the Christian sect's founder and first leader.”

Read the Fiji Times article online here.

Read more about Mormon pioneers here