They have become^mainly Protestants, Catholics or Mormons, but retain many superstitions connected with their native religion.
2 A law passed in 1887, requiring all voters to take an oath against polygamy, with the object of disfranchising Mormons, was declared unconstitutional by the State Supreme Court.
4,618 Mormons 3,212 Baptists.
The Mormons remained only about five years, but on their departure for Utah their places were speedily taken by new immigrants.
In 1847 Brigham Young had succeeded Joseph Smith as president of the Mormons, and he held that position of veritable dictator until his death (1877); John Taylor succeeded him, and Wilford Woodruff in 1890 was chosen head of the organization; then Lorenzo Snow was president in 1898-1901, and Joseph Fielding Smith was elected in 1901.