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Federal Judge John Cradlebaugh opens grand jury hearings in Provo, Utah on the Mountain Meadows Massacre

Utah, 1865, zoomable map
03/08/1859
Almost sixteen months after the Mountain Meadows Massacre of a emigrant wagon train, Federal Judge John Cradlebaugh convened a grand jury in Provo, Utah to pursue indictments against the Mormon men implicated by a federal investigation. The mostly Mormon jurors refused to indict any of the accused. Trials of those responsible did not take place until 1875 when a single man, John D. Lee, was convicted and executed. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Hubert Howe Bancroft, Alfred Bates, History of Utah (San Francisco, CA: The History Company, 1890), 559-560.

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