Why Did Brigham Young Pick the Desert?

I’ve spent a good deal of time lately traveling around the West. And I’ve seen many places closer to Shangri-la than the Salt Lake Valley. It’s led me believe that Brigham Young must have heard a dozen times that there were better places to stop the wagons than the place he chose.

My guess is the Mormon Battalion brought back stories of the glorious seascapes of San Diego.

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