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Called "the darkest deed of the nineteenth century," the brutal 1857 murder of 120 men, women, and children at Mountain Meadows remains one of the most controversial events in the history of the American West. Although only one man, John D. Lee, ever faced prosecution, many other Mormons ordered, planned, or participated in the massacre of Arkansas emigrants as they headed through southwest Utah on their way to California

Lee shouted as he reached the edge of the border, one shot rung out and each military man turned to the one they were escorting and killed them. All 120 men, women, and children were killed and quickly buried to cover their tracks.

50 Stunning Vintage Photographs of Chicago - Michigan Avenue

50 Stunning Vintage Photographs of ChicagoMichigan Avenue

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Along the El: Chicago, Illinois, circa "Wabash Avenue and elevated tracks." inch glass negative by Hans Behm, Detroit Publishing Company.

Paul Bakery, French Bakery in Penn Quarter and Georgetown - Washington DC Restaurants and Dining - DonRockwell.com

Paul Bakery, French Bakery in Penn Quarter and Georgetown - Washington DC Restaurants and Dining

When State Police marched into the Penitentiary of New Mexico on Feb. 3, 1980, they didn't retake the prison from rioting inmates so much as they occupied the charred shell after the riot had burned itself out. Thirty-three inmates were found dead inside -- some of them horribly butchered by their fellow prisoners. Perhaps one of the most haunted locations in North America....

When State Police marched into the Penitentiary of New Mexico on Feb. 3, 1980, they didn't retake the prison from rioting inmates so much as they occupied the charred shell after the riot had burned itself out. Thirty-three inmates were found dead inside -- some of them horribly butchered by their fellow prisoners. Perhaps one of the most haunted locations in North America....

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