Lead: Forced to quit their homes in Nauvoo, Illinois the Mormons under Brigham Young moved west to find a new home.

Intro.: "A Moment in Time" with Dan Roberts.

Content: Their founder Joseph Smith had been killed by a mob and the Church of the Latter Day Saints was under increasing pressure from its neighbors. Persecution had convinced the new Mormon leader Brigham Young that they had to move to find a place of refuge. This decision was made in the fall of 1845 and soon Nauvoo became provisioning headquarters as Mormons sought to sell their farms and homes prepare for the journey.