Friday, June 12, 2015

Fact of the Day: State of Deseret

From 1849-1850 there existed the proposed State of Deseret. It was founded by Mormons, and it spanned in the area of several modern day U.S. States in the Southwest. It was never recognized by the U.S. government, and it also combined theocracy (rule by religion) with democratic elements seen in the United States. The hypothetical state of Deseret ended when the United States took most of the land as the Utah Territory. 

14 comments:

Weekend-Windup said...

Good info!

Kay said...

Gracious! I've never heard of this either!

Huggybear said...

What NEXT???
The "bible belt" has already taken over in some places in certain
states. Try the two States with the letter "T" as the first letter of
the name.
Colin

Bob Bushell said...

It's to know what your up against, and who are against you.

Margaret D said...

Didn't know any of that...

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I had no idea. This is very interesting!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh those wacky Mormons.

Christine said...

interesting.

Pat Hatt said...

Glad that didn't last long

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Leave it to religion

Dascha said...

Interesting Adam!

x

stephen Hayes said...

Interesting! Just like the State of Jefferson that was to be carved from Oregon and Northern California.

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DEZMOND said...

theocracy scares the coon's tail out of me!