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Salt Lake City and environs, from Ensign Peak.
盐湖城的全景

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杨百翰 (Brigham Young) 定居在大盐湖谷
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这些拓荒者在历经那些暴力事件后,想要找寻一个与世隔绝的地方,所以大盐湖区看起来似乎是一个很理想的地方。他们立刻在当地种植马铃薯与芜菁甘蓝,建筑了一道水坝,同时还举办宗教仪式订定此地区为「乐土」。后来他们将消息送回给同伴,极力描述这个两平方英里大小的城市。到了1847年底的时候,大约有2000名摩门教徒已经搬到大盐湖谷。而他们到达犹他州的第一天,至今仍然是他们的庆祝日。


These pioneers wanted an isolated place after the violence they had experienced, so the Great Salt Lake Valley seemed ideal. They immediately planted potatoes and turnips, built a dam, and had a solemn ceremony to dedicate the area as their "Promised Land." Then they sent word back to their fellow members describing the two-square-mile city they had settled. By the end of 1847, nearly 2,000 Mormons had moved to the Great Salt Lake Valley. The day they arrived in Utah is still celebrated today.

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