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Picture Window Cabin

 

On the Lonely Dell Ranch

 

The place has a rather sordid history...

It was settled by John D. Lee, for whom Lee's Ferry

is named.  A Mormon polygomist who was later executed

for his role in the  Mountain Meadows Masscre where 120

emmigrants from Arkansas were murdered by Mormons.

While this place was a peaceful refuge, the horrifying

acts of it's leader leave me a bit unsettled.

(It's long been said the Paiute Indians were

convinced to take part... which they've long

denied... forensic evidence proves them correct

1857 Massacre )

 

Picture Window Cabin

 

On the Lonely Dell Ranch

 

The place has a rather sordid history...

It was settled by John D. Lee, for whom Lee's Ferry

is named.  A Mormon polygomist who was later executed

for his role in the  Mountain Meadows Masscre where 120

emmigrants from Arkansas were murdered by Mormons.

While this place was a peaceful refuge, the horrifying

acts of it's leader leave me a bit unsettled.

(It's long been said the Paiute Indians were

convinced to take part... which they've long

denied... forensic evidence proves them correct

1857 Massacre )

 

comments (15)

that's the nicest picture window that i have ever seen Elizabeth....petersmile
So very nicely framed Elizabeth!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Jan 2016, 05:41
A fine picture to go with your macabre anecdote, Elizabeth.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 19 Jan 2016, 05:53
That is quite a story, Elizabeth
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Jan 2016, 06:33
I wonder what our friends the Mormons have to say about all this?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: While they condemn the acts, and don't excuse them - they do insist their ancestors were driven to extreme paranoia by having been "hunted" and driven out of other states in the previous years.
History can be a very dodgy business Elizabeth, as we know well in England. I suppose we all try to justify our actions.
A fine window image! ... Info... is disturbing for sure.
The links make interesting reading Elizabeth and the picture is good.
Strange how the wood is as red as the rock.
Sadly gruesome stories such as this one are not just in the past as our current ongoing world history is showing.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Jan 2016, 15:19
That wood makes such an effective frame, what a lovely variety of shades of green against the earth
The things done in the name of religion never cease to depress me!
something not talked about in history books...
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 20 Jan 2016, 08:19
I like the view here. I'm not not to think what it must have been like during the massacre; not good!
I remember this cabin, in between the farm and the cemetery, it was some place.

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