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1903 BRIGHAM YOUNG, HEAD OF THE MORMON CHURCH & HIS 20 WIVES,POSTCARD FROM UTAH

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    Posted 2 years ago

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    Last night I watched a TV program about the beginnings of the Mormon Church which was quite interesting, especially so, as I had a card picturing Brigham Young and his 20 wives. I am showing it to viewers above.

    This photo collage is dated 1903 (undivided back,P.C), and all of the wives are alive and so is Brigham Young. So all of these folks lived a VERY long life. None of them are smiling which was the way photos were taken back when, but some of them seem uncomfortable
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    When you get really old,being somewhat disturbed by circumstances such a pain and lack, it can maniufest in a photo. Maybe a few had "Involutionary Meloncholia" before "happy pills" came on the market.

    Well. God Bless the bunch of these aged folks.You must celebrate they stayed together a really long time!

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    1. Gillian, 2 years ago
      Neat picture - some of them look quite young.
    2. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 2 years ago
      Gillian, HI! I can't find any young looking women of the 20 wives. Which do you think is young. I have vision problems so maybe all look old to me.

      Brigham Young must have had a "system" to signal which "Harriet" he was calling. In the roster of names I see--- 3 "Harriet' wives. 2 Elizas', and 2 Marys'! That had to be at least a little confusing.
    3. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 2 years ago
      I am not the only Spanish speaking person here, and there are Morman collectors on here too.So I had to delete a person's post--- to keep my post on . Sorry
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      They all look like coyote bait to me. Guess they are still covering up the Mountain Meadows massacre. Kind of like forgetting Custer at the Little Big Horn or Auschwitz.
    5. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 2 years ago
      From wikipedia--The Mountain Meadows Massacre (An historical fact)
      was a series of attacks on the Baker–Fancher emigrant wagon train, at Mountain Meadows in southern Utah. The attacks began on September 7 and culminated on September 11, 1857, resulting in the mass slaughter of the emigrant party by members of the Utah Territorial Militia from the Iron County district, together with some Paiute Native Americans. The militia, officially called the Nauvoo Legion, was composed of southern Utah's Mormon settlers (members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or the LDS Church)
      . Intending to leave no witnesses and thus prevent reprisals, the perpetrators killed all the adults and older children—about 120 men, women, and children in total. Seventeen children, all younger than seven, were spared.

      The wagon train, mostly families from Arkansas, was bound for California on a route that passed through the Utah Territory, during a conflict later known as the Utah War.
      (quoting facts that are public knowledge but that I was never aware of.)
      Meaning no disrespect or reflection on Mormons' today, many of whom may never have heard this either!In many religions we look back on atrocities commited in religious frenzy or zeal, such as the burning of innocent women in the Salem Witch Trials ,Pastor Jim Jones committing a mass murder-suicide of 918 of his followers ... almost all of them died by cyanide poisoning via a Flavor Aid and Kool-Aid mix. . and many more--all in the name of serving God somehow......

    6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      The church covered this up so well, that few people are aware of this brutal atrocity. Only one(possibly innocent) scapegoat paid the price for the church.
    7. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 2 years ago
      I am shaking my head just having found out about this ...and after this people still followed along.
    8. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      Learn something everyday. Amazing what skeletons can be found when you dig into history.
    9. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 2 years ago
      Well for sure we CW fans are digging into history..thst is our passion and why we are here. and you are right, it is an education!
    10. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 2 years ago
      A high 5 to those who clicked "Love"..Thanks!
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    11. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 2 years ago
      Read "Brigham Young and the Mountain Meadows Massace" (Wikipedia site)
      Type that in. Just fascinating!! Of interesting to every historian>
    12. PostCardCollector PostCardCollector, 2 years ago
      Thanks Caperkid!

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