Well, this is certainly intriguing.
When Mormons Were Socialists: Why the Mormon Church's Founders Would be Very Disappointed in Mitt Romney
Here's a brief quotation that is very interesting:
"In 1848, [Brigham] Young famously declared, 'There shall be no private ownership of the streams that come out of the canyons, nor the timber that grows on the hills. These belong to the people: all the people.' "