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Brigham Young
Lion of the Lord

Brigham Young was born June 1, 1801 in Witingham Vermont. He became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) in 1832 and was quickly one of the most influential members of the church at that time. After the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith, Brigham Young became his successor and the second prophet of the church in 1847. Under his direction thousands of people made the exodus west to the Rocky Mountains and settled Salt Lake City. Aside from his prominent role in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints he was also one of the most influential individuals in the settling of the west from Iowa to California, and from Mexico to Canada. In all, Brigham Young organized more than 400 colonies. Despite his achievements, Brigham Young is considered one of the most controversial characters in American History. To members of the church he is remembered as an inspired prophet of God. He is often referred to as the American Moses or the Lion of the Lord.

Size: 16.0in X 18.0in
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Brigham Young