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Brigham Young

Brigham Young led the great Mormon migration of 1846-48 and oversaw the church's establishment and growth in Utah. An early convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (also known as…

Brigham Young University

(Encyclopedia) Brigham Young University, at Provo, Utah; Latter-Day Saints; coeducational; opened as an academy in 1875 and became a university in 1903. It is noted for its law and…

Salt Lake City

(Encyclopedia) Salt Lake City, city (1990 pop. 159,936), alt. c.4,330 ft (1,320 m), state capital and seat of Salt Lake co., N central Utah, on the Jordan River and near the Great Salt…

Cardston

(Encyclopedia) Cardston, town (1991 pop. 3,480), SW Alta., Canada, near the U.S. boundary. It was founded in 1887 by Mormons from Utah under the leadership of Charles Ora Card, son-in-…

Young, Mahonri Mackintosh

(Encyclopedia) Young, Mahonri Mackintosh məhŏn´rē [key], 1877–1957, American sculptor, painter, and etcher, b. Salt Lake City, studied at the Art Students League and at Julian's…

Farnsworth, Philo Taylor

(Encyclopedia) Farnsworth, Philo Taylor, 1906–71, American inventor, b. Beaver, Utah, grad. Brigham Young Univ., 1925. He demonstrated (1927) a working model of a television system. His…

Young, Brigham

(Encyclopedia) Young, Brigham brĭg´əm [key], 1801–77, American religious leader, early head of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, b. Whitingham, Vt. Brigham Young was…

Cannon, George Quayle

(Encyclopedia) Cannon, George Quayle, 1827–1901, Mormon apostle, b. Liverpool, England. He and his parents were converted to Mormonism in 1840; from the Isle of Man they emigrated to…

Strang, James Jesse

(Encyclopedia) Strang, James Jesse străng [key], 1813–56, American Mormon leader, b. Cayuga co., N.Y. A lawyer and teacher, he migrated in 1843 to Wisconsin, was converted to Mormonism…

Munro, Wilfred Harold

(Encyclopedia) Munro, Wilfred Harold, 1849–1934, American historian and educator, b. Bristol, R.I.; brother of Dana Carleton Munro. From 1870 to 1871 he was a master at De Veaux College…