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November 1, 2014

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letter to the editor:

Remember another Sept. 11 tragedy

September 11 rolls around again. It’s the anniversary of the deadliest murder and massacre of American citizens in the history of the United States. No, not the World Trade Center. The Mountain Meadows Massacre just north of St. George, Utah.

A group of Mormons from the Cedar City area, led by Elder John D. Lee and assisted by Utah Indians, laid siege to a wagon train of immigrants Sept. 7, 1857.

The 121 men, women and children who were murdered over a five-day period, culminating on Sept. 11, 1857, constituted a larger percent of the 1857 population than the 2,800 who died at the World Trade Center did of the population of 2001.

Things may have gone differently for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints if Fox News and CNN had been around then.

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