2009 PHOTOS: 150th Anniversary of Brevet Major James Henry Carleton's arrival at Mountain Meadows
Major Carleton and his soldiers investigated the massacre and buried the victims remains.
READ:THE MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE SPECIAL REPORT
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LEFT: Terry Fancher, president of the MMA opened the ceremony at Mountain
Meadows, Utah May 29th 2009. This was the 150th Anniversary of Brevet Major James Henry Carleton's arrival at Mountain Meadows.
RIGHT: Pictured is a part of the crowd gathered for the commemoration. The audience was made up of both the descendants of the wagon train, and Mormon participants.
LEFT: The chairpersons for each group from left to right Terry Fancher chairman of the MOUNTAIN MEADOWS
ASSOCIATION, Patty Norris
chairwoman of the MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE
DESCENDANTS, and Phil Bolinger of the MOUNTAIN MEADOWS
RIGHT: Kent Dunlap reads a modified version of Brevet Major James Henry Carleton's Special Report to congress to the audience.
RIGHT: Ellie Porter Descendant of the John Fancher family stands in front of the Remembrance Quilt.
LEFT: Diane Fancher, and
Charlotte Hysell standing by the Rememberance Quilt.
RIGHT: The Mountain Meadows Monument Foundation
reenactors shoot their first volley of the 21 gun salute in tribute to Brevet Major James Henry Carleton's arrival at Mountain Meadows in May of 1859.
LEFT: Our groupís reenactors load their muzzle loader rifles for the first volley. The group included Terry Fancher, president of the Mountain Meadows Association, Phil Bolinger, MMMF president, Jake Fancher, Kent Dunlap and others.
RIGHT: Phil Bolinger, president of the Mountain Meadows
Monument Foundation makes a statement during the ceremony. Phil was a man of many hats during the two day event.
LEFT: Soldiers reload for the second volley.
RIGHT: Sharon Chambers, a Dunlap descendant gives the closing prayer.
LEFT: Phil Bolinger, MMMF President, Marlin Jensen, LDS Historian, and Harley Fancher, MMMF Board Member visiting after the ceremony.
RIGHT: Rick Wilson of the MMMF taking a break with his daughter.
LEFT: Bob Fancher MMMF Secretary taking a break at the massacre site.
LEFT: Claud and Judy Jordan descendants of John Fancher, enjoyed the commemoration and tribute to Brevet Major James Henry Carleton's First Dragoons.
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