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Sun Dec 30, 2018, 12:50 AM

Proposed Arizona monument would honor Mormon settlers

PHOENIX (AP) A proposed monument at the Arizona Capitol would recall the migration story of thousands of Mormon settlers who made difficult treks from Utah to Arizona in the 19th century.

Legislation authorizing the monument died last spring but is expected to be considered anew in 2019. Supporters hope they can erect the monument at Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza in Phoenix to honor settlers whose journeys included crossing the Colorado River at Lees Ferry near the Grand Canyon.

The Arizona Republic reported this week that the centerpiece of the privately funded monument would be a school bell that once hung at the small settlement of Lees Ferry and that was rung to summon ferry operators when a wagon train approached the riverbank.

To reach the river, settlers dispatched by church leader Brigham Young had to cross hundreds of miles of desert and canyon. In Arizona, they established communities such as Mesa, Gilbert, Safford and Snowflake.

Read more: https://tucson.com/news/state-and-regional/proposed-arizona-monument-would-honor-mormon-settlers/article_77c291fd-05ca-58ca-ba84-5c6cc7e18bfc.html

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TexasTowelie Dec 2018 OP
wasupaloopa Dec 2018 #1
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 01:25 AM

1. Didn't Mormans kill a bunch of people in AZ in the 1800's?

 

Is there a monument to that mass killing?

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 03:54 AM

3. Group guilt?

From 200 years ago, yet?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 02:07 AM

2. Nothing wrong with a privately funded monument of this nature ... saying that as an atheist

Who owns a home & property in Mesa

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