175 years ago today - May 18, 1846

Brigham Young first arrives at Mount Pisgah on the day the Constitution for the State of Iowa is adopted in convention. Most of the proposed Deseret Constitution was copied from the Iowa ConstitutionPeter Crawley notes that "Fifty-seven of the sixty-seven sections are taken from the Iowa constitution, in most cases word for word .... The constitution for the state of Deseret was generated - lifted, almost - from the Iowa constitution in the summer of 1849. The document was first printed in Kanesville, Iowa, by apostle Orson Hyde at the Frontier Guardian office in September 1849, an action taken to support the petition for statehood carried by Almon Babbitt."

[Grunder, Rick, Mormon Parallels: A Bibliographic Source; "The Constitution of the State of Deseret," Provo, Utah: Friends of the BYU Library Newsletter, Vol. 19, 1982; Two-Millionth Volume Keepsake]

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