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|Posted: Fri Aug 31st, 2007 05:31 am||
|Interesting the movie says the wagoln train was from Kentucky? The Fancher-Baker wagon train was from Arkansas , and members of the party were thought to be men who had had interactions with the Mormons back home.
I have two books on the Subject , Still to read . Mountain Meadow Massacre by Juanita Brooks which is considered the classic on the subject and a new one called American Massacre by Sally Denton.
Interesting is the men sent out to bury the bones came from Fort Tejon in California lead by James Carleton . The same Carleton who was invovled with the Long Walk of the Navajo during the Civil War.
I drove by Fort Tejon today on my way home from Oregon. It sits at the top of the Grape Vine Canyon on interstate 5 . Very interesting place to visit.
I have also been to the site of the Massacre. A friend that lived in Cedar City Utah was interested in the site and I was there to see Shakespeare in Cedar City so we went out to the site. The site is maintained by the LDS Church in St. George. We met a little old lady and her husband who come up and clean the monument each day .
I think I will finally read the books and skip the movie.