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Mountain Meadows Massacre Monument
Mountain Meadows Massacre Monument

AIR DATE: September 16, 2011

In the early fall of 1857, a wagon train of migrants from Arkansas to California was massacred in Mountain Meadows in what is now Zion National Park. The site was recognized as a national historic landmark on Saturday. The dedication seemingly closes a long-running dispute about the role of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the tragedy. So what is the story and what took so long to resolve it?
Richard Turley, co-author, Massacre at Mountain Meadows and Asst Church Historian and Recorder , The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
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    Once again the LDS church imposes their 'norms' on their victims. The Baker-Fancher wagon train pioneers were mostly Methodists, therefore the Memorial should rightly have included a Christian Cross. Even now years after this murder of innocents by a Mormon militia, we only get a Memorial purely on Mormon terms. Show some respect, Please.
    MalkySep 14, 2011 08:51:21 AM
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