Mountain Meadows Massacre Monument.

Mountain Meadows Massacre Monument

Field review by the editors.

Harrison, Arkansas

"Vengeance is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord." Although unremarkable to look at, the Mountain Meadows Massacre Monument has an inscription that pulls no punches, describing how 140 settlers left the area, camped at Mountain Meadows in Utah, and were then "attacked by Indians directed by Mormons." The settlers fought for several days, then were "approached by Mormons under flag of truce," who promised protection. The settlers fell for the trap. "All were then killed except 17 small children - found later in Mormon homes." The monument adds that Mormon bishop John D. Lee "confessed guilt and Mormon complicity" and was executed.

The Mountain Meadows Massacre Monument was erected in 1955. The Mormons dragged their feet for another another 44 years before they finally erected a monument on the actual massacre site in Utah.

Mountain Meadows Massacre Monument

Address:
169 N. Main St., Harrison, AR
Directions:
Downtown, on the northeast lawn of the Boone County Courthouse. On the west side of Main St./US 65 two blocks north of Central Ave./Hwy 7.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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