The Lord has led the people carefully along, and dictated according to his pleasure. Brother Heber says we have been going from place to place, until, finally, we have come into these valleys in the mountains. Why? Because we were obliged to. The Lord has had his eye on this spot from the beginning—upon this part of the land of Joseph…. He has known, from the beginning of creation, that this is the land whereon to build this Zion.
– Brigham Young, 6/3/1860