MMMF LIBRARY DEDICATION AT THE SHARLOT HALL MUSEUM LIBRARY and ARCHIVES
List of books in our libraries
Mountain Meadows Massacre Library Comes to Prescott - Prescott e-news - by Lewis LaMaster Monday, 25 August 2008
LEFT: The Mountain Meadows Monument Foundation
dedicated another library on
August 16, 2008, at the Sharlot Hall Museum Library and
Archives building in Prescott, Arizona.
RIGHT: The Library is located in the Sharlot Hall Museum Library and Archives building across the street from the museum gift shop, as seen in the photo on the right.
LEFT: The Mountain Meadows Monument Foundation Library Committee Chair Burr Fancher with the Sharlot Hall Museum Library and Archives Research Director Ryan S. Flahive reviewing the MMMF collection, prior to the dedication, in Prescott, Arizona. in Prescott, Arizona.
RIGHT: Sharlot Hall Museum Libray and Archives Research Director Ryan S. Flahive in front of his office prior to the power point presentation Prescott, Arizona.
RIGHT:The Mountain Meadows Monument Foundation Library Committee Chair Burr Fancher with the Sharlot Hall Museum Libray and Archives Research Director Ryan S. Flahive during the dedication of the MMMF collection, at the Sharlot Hall Museum Libray and Archives building in Prescott, Arizona.
ABOVE LEFT:The Audience at Sharlott Hall listening intently to Burr Fancher's with the power point presentation.
RIGHT: The Mountain Meadows Monument Foundation Library Committee Chair Burr Fancher presenting his power point presentation, at the Sharlot Hall Museum Libray and Archives building in Prescott, Arizona.
LEFT: Burr obviously has captured the attention of this audience with the power point presentation.
Pictured on the right is Burr Fancher and members of the John Fancher family, Charlotte Hysell, her sister Ellie Porter (Hysell), mother Olive Hysell and their bothers. John
Piney Alex Fancher was the Brother of Captain Alexander Fancher, the leader of the massacred wagon train. John Fancher was driving a large heard of cattle on the southern route at the time of the Mountain Meadows Massacre. The Hysell's lineage is as follows: John
Piney Alex Fancher - Abner Fancher - Rose Fancher - Ed Hysell. John Fancher had two sons that settled in the Prescott, Area.
Pictured on the right are descendants of Emberson Milum Tackitt, a Mountain Meadows Massacre Suvivior that was a deputy Sheriff in Prescott. He was also the only massacre survivor to re-visit the massacre site.
We are still searching for a photo of Mr. Tackitt so if anyone knows the location of one please notify us.
For more information on Emberson Milum Tackitt click here.
Pictured on the right are descendants of Emberson Milum Tackitt, a Mountain Meadows Massacre Suvivior that was a deputy Sheriff in Prescott, and was the only massacre survivor to re-visit the massacre site.
Emberson Milum Tackitt was a deputy sheriff in Prescott when sent to quell the range war between the Tewksburys and Grahams in the Tonto Basin (Zane Grey stuff).
Photos of Emberson Milum Tackitt's Gravesite
RIGHT: Pruitt and Fancher family members: Ron Wright, MMMF Board Member (Pruitt family), Frank Kirkman, MMMF member (John Fancher Family) in a discussion with Roland Michaelis a member of the Westerners and past president of the Prescott Gem and Mineral Club. Mary Hysell (John Fancher Family) is talking to Ada Fancher, the wife of Burr, about her camera.
ABOVE RIGHT: Local residence Ernie Fancher and his wife.
RIGHT:MMMF members the James Bolingers drove from Arkansas to attend the dedication. They are seen here browsing through the collection.
LEFT:MMMF President Phil Bolinger with my little bride and MMMF member Diane Kirkman.
LEFT: Mountain Meadows
Monument Foundation Books on display. These are the binder collections on the bottom of the book list. The collection is very extensive and tells all sides of the events surrounding the Mountain Meadows
RIGHT: The large collection of books pertaining to the Mountain Meadows Massacre are seen here being browsed through by those attending the dedication in Prescott.
LEFT: Jack and Susan Fancher, former residenceS of the area, combined attending the MMMF dedication in Prescott along with visiting family and friends. Susan is a MMMF Board member.
RIGHT: MMMF board members in attendance were Bob Fancher, President Phil Bolinger, Susan Fancher, Past President Burr Fancher and Ron Wright.
RIGHT: Pat and Ada Fancher enjoying the fellowship at the library dedication.
The photo on the LEFT is Jack and Susan Fancher's daughter Nancy Fancher-Withem and son inlaw Darrin Withem.
This is the MMMF group at the rear entrance to the library. We would like to thank the librarian Scott for taking this photo for us. We would like to thank Ryan S. Flahive, the Sharlot Hall Museum Library and Archives Research Director and his fine staff for their support. We also would like to thank all the friends, family and descendants that showed up showing their support for our libraries.
We do not have all the names of the parties in the photos above, so if you want the names of the parties in the photos posted please email Frank Kirkman