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MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE
UTAH
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 UTAH NEWSPAPERS 1857-1932

(Timeline: The Mountain Meadows Massacre Took Place on September 11, 1857)

Remarks of Elder George A. Smith, Bowery, Sunday Afternoon, September 13, 1857 - Deseret News, September 23, 1857

Remarks, California Mail - Deseret News, September 23, 1857

(Timeline: Dr. Jacob Forney, The Superintendent of Indian Affairs, arrives in Utah to Investigate the Massacre and collects the Arkansas Emigrants' 17 orphaned children from Mormon Homes in April, 1859)

Discharge Of The Grand Jury (Statement of Judge John Cradlebaugh) - Valley Tan, March 29, 1859

Visit of the Superintendent of Indian Affairs to Southern Utah - Deseret News, May 5, 1859

Return of Sup't Forney From The Mountain Meadows - Valley Tan, May 5, 1859

Affairs In Utah, The President's Instructions To The District Attorney Of The Territory  - Valley Tan, July 6, 1859

A Visit To The Mountain Meadows - Union Vedette, June 30, 1864
Detailed Description Of The Mountain Meadows Massacre Site in 1864.

Mountain Meadow Massacre - Union Vedette, July 27, 1866

Mountain Meadows Massacre - Deseret News, December 1, 1869

(Timeline: Bishop Phillip Klingensmith's Sworn Affidavit Relating To Mormon Participation In The Massacre, April 10, 1871)

As Ye Sow, Ye Shall Reap, Salt Lake Tribune, September 23, 1872

Murder Most Foul - Daily Corinne Reporter, September 23, 1872

Mountain Meadows Massacre - Daily Corinne Reporter, September 24, 1872
Affidavit of Phillip Klingon Smith (Klingensmith)

Mountain Meadows Massacre - Salt Lake Tribune, September 28, 1872

C. W. Wandell's Lecture on the Mountain Meadows Massacre - Salt Lake Tribune, January 31, 1873

Mountain Meadows Massacre - Salt Lake Tribune, February 6, 1873
Letter of George C. Bates, Ex-United States District Attorney

Crime Strangely Exposed, Rock Photographs of the Mountain Meadows Massacre - Salt Lake Tribune, March 3, 1874

Mountain Meadows Monument - Salt Lake Tribune, May 27, 1874

Mountain Meadows, A Visit To The Site of the Massacre - Salt Lake Tribune, August 15, 1874

Some Startling Facts - Salt Lake Tribune, August 21, 1874
George A. Hicks Tells What He Knows Of The Mountain Meadows Massacre

Anniversary Cogitations - Salt Lake Tribune, September 16, 1874
An Open Letter To Ex-President Brigham Young On The 17th Anniversary Of The Mountain Meadows Massacre

Died Of Remorse, Haunted By The Victims Of Mountain Meadows - Salt Lake Tribune, September 19, 1874

Mountain Meadows Witnesses - Salt Lake Tribune, September 27, 1874

Murder Will Out - Salt Lake Tribune, October 9, 1874

(Timeline: John Doyle Lee Was Captured in November, 1874.)

John D. Lee, Of Mountain Meadows - Salt Lake Tribune, November 17, 1874

That Butchery, Thrilling Narrative Of the Mountain Meadows Massacre - Salt Lake Tribune, November 21, 1874

Mormon Murders - Salt Lake Tribune, November 26, 1874
From San Francisco Chronicle, November 22, 1874

Whitewashing Lee - Salt Lake Tribune, November 28, 1874

Lingering Hope, A Tennesee Father Makes Inquiry Of The Tribune For His Son, Supposed Victim Of The Mountain Meadows Massacre, Reward of One Thousand Dollars Offered For His Recovery - Salt Lake Tribune, December 24, 1874
(S.B. Aden's son, William A. Aden, was one of the victims of the Massacre.)

Mountain Meadows Massacre - Salt Lake Tribune, January 18, 1875

Compounding Felony - Salt Lake Tribine, March 3, 1875

Bring Out Your Dead - Salt Lake Tribune, March 24, 1875

Mountain Meadows Massacre - Salt Lake Tribune, May 9, 1875

Mountain Meadows Massacre - Salt Lake Tribune, May 12, 1875
Interview With John D. Lee Published In The Philadelphia Times May 3, 1875

Mountain Meadows - Salt Lake Tribune, June 13, 1875

Lee And The Priesthood - Salt Lake Tribune, July 18, 1875

Mountain Meadows Massacre - Salt Lake Tribune, July 22, 1875
Includes Brigham Young's Declaration of Martial Law of September 15, 1857

(Timeline: The First Trial of John D. Lee Began on July 23, 1875)

The Massacre, Opinions Of The Press Throughout The Country - Salt Lake Tribune, July 27, 1875

Remarks On The Lee Trial -Salt Lake Tribune, July 29, 1875

The Real Criminals - Salt Lake Tribune, July 29, 1875

Voice Of The Press - Salt Lake Tribune, July 29, 1875
Includes Sacramento Union

Mormon Butchery! The Press Of The Land Speak in Thunder Tones - Salt Lake Tribune, August 1, 1875

Mountain Meadows Massacre - Salt Lake Tribune, August 1, 1875
From Pittsburg Record

Judge Spicer's Address - Salt Lake Tribune, August 3, 1875

Case Of The Defense - Salt Lake Tribune, August 3, 1875

The Lee Trail - Salt Lake Tribine, August 3, 1875. Brigham Young Deposition

Depositions of President Brigham Young and Geo. A. Smith Concerning the Mountain Meadows Massacre - Deseret News, August 4, 1875. Brigham Young Deposition

Brigham Young - Deseret News, August 4, 1875
George A. Smith Deposition

Equal and Exact Justice - Salt Lake Tribune, August 4, 1875

Brigham's Yarn Analyzed - Salt Lake Tribune, August 5, 1875

Strange Proceedings - Salt Lake Tribine, August 5, 1875

The Lee Trail - Salt Lake Tribune, August 5, 1875

The Mountain Meadows Massacre - Salt Lake Tribune, August 7, 1875

The Lee Trial - Deseret News, August 9, 1875
Address of E.D. Hoge, Esq., Counsel For the Defense, to the Jury, in the Second District Court at Beaver, August 4, 1875

The Massacre - Salt Lake Tribune, August 10, 1875

Our Country Contemporaries - Deseret News, August 11, 1875
Synopsis of Mr. Wells Spicer's opening address for the defense in John D. Lee Trail

Martial Law - Salt Lake Tribune, August 11, 1875

Lee To Be Confined In The Penitentiary - Salt Lake Tribune, August 11, 1875

The Herald's Strategy - Salt Lake Tribune, August 11, 1875

The Mountain Meadows Massacre - Salt Lake Tribune, August 12, 1875

Verdict Of The People - Salt Lake Tribune, August 12, 1875

Endowment Robed Jury - Salt Lake Tribune, August 15, 1875

Another False Sensational Petition - Deseret News, September 15, 1875

Blood Atonement - Salt Lake Tribune, September 17, 1875

The Republic's Shame - Salt Lake Tribune, August 19, 1875

(Timeline: The Second Trial of John Lee Began On September 14, 1876)

The Lee Trial - Salt Lake Tribune, September 15, 1876

The Trial - Salt Lake Tribune, September 16, 1876

The Lee Case - Salt Lake Tribune, September 17, 1876

The Lee Case - Salt Lake Tribune, September 19, 1876

The Lee Trial, Petit Jury Impanelled - Deseret News, September 20, 1876

Beaver - Salt Lake Tribune, September 24, 1876

The Church Absolved - Salt Lake Tribune, September 26, 1876

Gilbert Morse - Salt Lake Tribune, September September 28, 1876

The Mormon Church - Salt Lake Tribune, October 1, 1876

Blind Justice, Letter From a Tennessee Father Whose Son Was First to Fall at Mountain Meadows - Salt Lake Trib., Nov. 19, 1876

John D. Lee - Salt Lake Tribune, February 14, 1877

(Timeline: John D. Lee was executed on March 23, 1877 at the Mountain Meadows Massacre Site.)

The Last Of Lee - Salt Lake Tribune, March 24, 1877

Lee's Story! - Salt Lake Tribune, March 25, 1877

Public Opinion, What The Press and Public Think... - Salt Lake Tribune, March 29, 1877
Chicago (?), New York Evening Post

Shooting Of Lee!, Execution, John D. Lee Interview With Tribune Reporter - Salt Lake Tribune, March 30, 1877

The Press Speaking - Salt Lake Tribune, March 30, 1877
(Eureka Sentinel in Nevada)

After The Massacre, Account By Deputy U.S. Marshall W.H. Rogers, Visit to Mtn. Meadows With Dr. Forney, Search For The Children - Salt Lake Tribune, April 1, 1877

Press Comments - Salt Lake Tribune, April 3, 1877
St. Louis Republican, New York Tribune, Leavenworth Times, New York Herald, Kansas City Journal, Pueblo Chieftain, Hartford Post,
Philadelphia Times

Utah's Shame, Opinions Of The Press - Salt Lake Tribune, April 4, 1877
Cinncinnati Commercial, San Francisco Alta, New York Herald

Execution of John D. Lee - Salt Lake Tribune, April 5, 1877
Hollister (California) Enterprise

Mormon Crimes - Salt Lake Tribune, April 7, 1877
Excerpts from: San Francisco Chronicle, Gold Hill News, Green River Press, Utica Herald, Philadelphia Telegraph, Baltimore Gazette, Jersey City Argus, Ohio State Journal, Dayton (Ohio) Democrat, Yankton (D.T.) Press

Mormon Record Of Blood - Salt Lake Tribune, April 11, 1877
Excerpts from: New York Herald, Dayton (Ohio) Democrat, Alta (California), New Orleans Picayune, Washington (Utah) Capital, Rearney (Nebraska) Press, Frankfort (Kentucky) Yeoman, Detroit Post, Sharon Springs (New York) Gazette, San Jose Herald, Norristown (Pennsylvania) Herald, Hutchinson (Kansas) Interior, Dayton (Ohio) Democrat

Mountain Meadiows - Salt Lake Tribune, April 22, 1877

Whose Sin Was It? - Deseret News, April 25, 1877

The Mountain Meadows Massacre - Salt Lake Tribune, May 2, 1877
Glasgow (Scotland) Weekly Mail

Brigham Young's Defiance - Salt Lake Tribune, May 4, 1877

The Utah District Attorney - Salt Lake Tribune, January 11, 1878
St. Louis Republican

Mountain Meadows - Salt Lake Tribune, July 4, 1884

The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows - Deseret News, July 9, 1884

Mountain Meadow's Ghosts - Salt Lake Tribune, December 22, 1890

Mountain Meadows National Cemetery - Salt Lake Herald, July 2, 1901

Salt Lake Writer Visits Mt. Meadows Massacre Site - Millard County Chronicle, May 14, 1931

Seventy-Four Years of Neglect (Massacre Site)  - Millard County Chronicle, August 10, 1931

Marker Erected At Mountain Meadows - Garfield County, September 9, 1932

Monument To Be Erected At Mountain Meadows - Kane County Standard, August 5, 1932

Marker Erected At Mountain Meadows On September 10th - Millard County Chronicle, September 15, 1932
Details of Ceremony

                                                                              
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