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Utah massacre site dedicated as national landmark | The Hindu

In other Sept. 11th news (from the Hindu of all places):

The Utah site of a wagon train massacre at the hands of a Mormon militia was dedicated Sunday as a national historic landmark 154 years to the day after the tragedy occurred.

About 350 people watched as plaques were presented to mark the Mountain Meadows Massacre Historic Site. Mormon leaders in the past had downplayed the faith’s role in the massacre, but in recent years joined the campaign for a monument.

The 760-acre (300-hectare) site is where 120 members of a wagon train travelling from Arkansas were shot and killed by a Mormon militia on Sept. 11, 1857. The Baker-Fancher wagon train stopped in the meadows on its way to California when it was attacked.