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JANUARY 17 – LEE BRACKEN, MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE
January 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm MSTNo Cost
On September 11, 1857, some 50 to 60 local militiamen in southern Utah, aided by American Indian allies, massacred about 120 emigrants who were traveling by wagon to California. The horrific incident, which spared only 17 children age six and under, occurred in a highland valley called the Mountain Meadows, roughly 35 miles southwest of Cedar City. The victims, most of them from Arkansas, were on their way to California with dreams of a bright future. Lee Bracken, Mayo of Enterprise, UT. Will discuss his research into this event.