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8/4/08: "Massacre at Mountain Meadows"

The cover of the August 13, 1859 issue of Harper's Weekly illustrates the killing field as described by Brevet Major Carleton \"one too horrible and sickening for language to describe.\"

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – Since the 1857 slaughter of more than 120 men, women and children at Mountain Meadows, Utah, questions about why a group of Mormons settlers killed an unarmed emigrant party and how much influence Brigham Young had in the attack have swirled around the incident. On Monday, Doug talks with historians Richard Turley, Glen Leonard and Ronald Walker about their new research and their conclusions presented in their forthcoming book "Massacre at Mountain Meadows."

There will be a reading and book signing of "Massacre at Mountain Meadows" Friday, August 8 at 7 p.m. at Ken Sanders Rare Books, 268 South 200 East, in Salt Lake City.

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