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Events on massacre's 150th anniversary
April 8, 2007
Special to the Times
The 150th commemoration of the Mountain Meadows Massacre will be Saturday, April 21, 2007, beginning at 1 p.m. at Beller Spring, located a few miles south of Harrison on state Highway 7. The location will be clearly marked, and wagons will be set up at the site on Friday afternoon and between 8-11 a.m. Saturday.
Anyone interested in area history or the Mountain Meadows Massacre wagon train is welcome to participate.
The Mountain Meadows Massacre involved the September 11, 1857 murder of 121 men, women and children in Utah. The wagon train left Harrison in the spring of 1857. This is the 150th anniversary of the massacre, and the event is being observed in history classes, documentary films, and events at Harrison and Utah.
Besides the period wagons on display, demonstrations and games will be conducted throughout the day, along with old-time music and stories of the people of the time.
Wagon rides to Beller Cemetery will be from 3:00 to 3:45 p.m.; Roger Logan will be at the cemetery to talk about the history of the area. A dutch oven meal will be served from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., followed by family members sharing information around the campfire.
At 9 a.m. Sunday, a chuck wagon breakfast will be served, and a worship service at the campsite will follow at 10:00 a.m.
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