Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail
Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated
On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1 English: topographic name, from Middle English newe ‘new’ + land ‘land’, for someone who lived by a patch of land recently brought into cultivation or recently added to the village, or a habitational name from any of a number of settlements called Newland for this reason.2 Translation of Scandinavian Nyland or of German Neuland and North German Nieland, from any of several habitational names from places named Neuland or Nieland(e) in Westphalia and Schleswig-Holstein.