Why is Brigham Young famous?


Why is Brigham Young famous?

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Brigham Young was born in 1801 in Vermont. By the age of 16, Young had left home in search of work. In 1830 he encountered Joseph Smith's "Book of Mormon," and would soon join Smith's Church of Latter Day Saints.

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Brigham Young is most famous for leading a great migration of nearly 10,000 Mormons to the Utah territory, where he would serve as territorial...

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