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8/29/07: September Dawn

<a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">September Dawn</a>. John D. Lee (Jon Gries) with pioneer woman ? Copyright 2007 September Dawn LLC.

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – On September 11, 1857, pioneers traveling from Arkansas to California stopped to rest in present day Washington County, Utah. In what is now known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre, 120 people were killed by the Mormon Militia and Paiute Indians. 150 years later, and the question of who gave the orders is still creating controversy. A new fictional account of the tragedy opened this weekend and Wednesday, Doug is joined by historians and film experts for a look at its portrayal of the events.

  • Read Jeff Vice's 'Dawn' is an embarrassment in the Deseret News
  • Brian Patrick's documentary Burying the Past Will screen Sunday, September 9th in St. George at 7:00 p.m. the Flood Street Theaters (140 North 400 East). It will also screen at the Tower Theatre (876 EAST 900 SOUTH, Salt Lake City on Tuesday, September 11th at 7:00 p.m. Tickets to both screenings are $8 at the door. For more information, call 801-554-8640.
  • Next Tuesday, September 4, Will Bagley will present Reflections on the Massacre on its 150th Anniversary. The event begins at 7:00 p.m. at Ken Sanders Rare Books in Salt Lake City. For more information, click here or call the bookstore at 801-521-3819.
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