Mountain Meadows Massacre

On or about September 11, 1857, a caravan of travelers from Arkansas were massacred on this site. Sources for more information: A g-g-great granddaughter of Brigham Young tells of family secrets; see and read monument names of victims & survivors; general background & historical facts about the massacre.

Click on the links above if you’d like┬áto see the massacre site in photographs. To enlarge the slideshow on your screen, click directly on it.

2 thoughts on “Mountain Meadows Massacre

  1. I was actually trying to comment on your ‘long and short of it” writing exercise. I hope it is ok to do so here. I loved the short of it. Captivating. Maybe at my age I just can’t manage the long sentences anymore.
    Have you read Juanita Brook’s book about the mountain meadows massacre? It is awesome.

    • Your comment was a lovely surprise, and it’s perfectly fine to put it here. I’m actually very glad you left it since it lead me to your own blog, unearthly landing at Blogspot. I really enjoyed yesterday’s post, and look forward to getting back and reading more. It’s very gratifying you liked the writing exercises. In view of what I read on “unearthly” I see why you might like the short one best. That character sketch came from a much longer piece and the protagonist, J.J., is a middle-aged woman whose own journey to discoveries similar to our own (equal rights) comes about through this car-jacking ride. I never finished it completely because an editor showed such strong interest that it scared me off writing the rest. Explain that?! I can’t, but I’m sure a fellow writer would understand! And no, I have NOT read the version of Mountain Meadows Massacre you mentioned, but I’m adding it to my list. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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