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By C. Mark Hamilton

This publication is the 1st accomplished examine of Mormon structure. It facilities at the doctrine of Zion which ended in over 500 deliberate settlements in Missouri, Illinois, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Canada, and Mexico. This doctrine additionally resulted in a hierarchy of establishing forms from temples and tabernacles to meetinghouses and tithing workplaces. Their outfitted surroundings stands as a monument to a special utopian society that not just survived yet keeps to flourish the place others became historic or cultural curiosities. Hamilton's account, augmented through a hundred thirty five unique and old pictures, presents a desirable instance of the way non secular teachings and practices are expressed in deliberate groups and structure kinds.

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Only the streets on the revised plat were given either names or numerical designations. For example, the major cross-axis avenues were given specific names, such as New Jerusalem or Zion; the other streets were numbered First or Second North, First or Second South, etc. 9. There was a significant decrease in the projected average family size. 7 average15 The revised plat arrived in Missouri sometime in August and was delivered to Bishop Edward Partridge, ecclesiastical leader of the church in Missouri.

NAUVOO, ILLINOIS The Saints were faced with a dilemma, having been expelled from their gathering place. " An explanation was needed to answer why they had been forced from their lands when they were the "chosen" people of God. These were real and immediate problems, made more difficult because Joseph Smith was still being held prisoner in Missouri. The answers were contained in two letters of comfort that Smith sent to his followers, years earlier. The first was written on December 5, 1833: Remember not to murmur at the dealings of God with his creatures.

41 SATELLITE SETTLEMENTS In an effort to secure the Great Basin for the Mormons, Brigham Young proposed in March 1849 the establishment of a provisional State of Deseret. However, the region was to become a territory before a state. On September 9, 1850, President Millard Fillmore signed legislation creating Utah Territory and declared Young its first governor. The decision was based on the need to maintain an equal number of pro-slavery and anti- 28 Zion and Mormon Ctty Planning slavery states.

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