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Brigham Young was considered as the first snowbird of St. George and historians refer to him as the ?America?s modern Moses.? One of the most popular pioneers of America, Brigham Young is famous for his massive contributions to Utah and the West. In 1847, Young was called to be the 2nd prophet as well as the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He strived to seek religious freedom for the people in Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. Having established over 300 communities in the West, he successfully led numerous pioneers across the country to make a mark in history. By the time of his death on August 29, 1877, Young had succeeded in promoting the development of roads, telegraphs, canals, railways, theatres, factories, schools, banks, and universities.

The Brigham Young Winter Home was first constructed in 1869 and completed in 1871. Its front part, what is considered today as the main part, was completed in 1873. The 2-story structure is made from plaster, adobe, and local rock. It features a detached office with a telegraph station, a huge master?s bedroom, and an ingenious ventilation system.

After being passed on from one owner to another, it was bought by the Mormon Church and turned into a museum. Visitors today can still see a few of the original furnishings while some replicas were made to bring back the home?s original charm.
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