March 3, 2013
A mother and her children eat breakfast after the short creek raid via

A mother and her children eat breakfast after the short creek raid via

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December 22, 2012
National Guardsmen dole out food to children after raid
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National Guardsmen dole out food to children after raid

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December 22, 2012
Short Creek raid, Arizona, 1953. Pictured: Joseph Smith Jessop, 84, a founder of the Short Creek community; his son Tom and his nephew George, both Korean War veterans. via

Short Creek raid, Arizona, 1953. Pictured: Joseph Smith Jessop, 84, a founder of the Short Creek community; his son Tom and his nephew George, both Korean War veterans. via

December 4, 2012
Us Girls in Short Creek from the blog Go Be Amazing Sisters
Go Be Amazing Sisters is a blog kept jointly by six sisters who were raised in polygamy around Colorado City AZ and Nevada in the 1970s. I think they started the blog as a way to stay in contact with each other, but it’s more than that. Lots of posts are little peeks of their lives and what their children are up to, but many posts are memories of their parents and their life in CCA and the ranch in Nevada
I read the entire thing last night. I teared up at stories about their mother and I laughed when they made dirty jokes.
some entries that stood out to me:
a wimpy polygamist boy courts the girlstheir parents’ love lettersa disturbing story about their father’s emotional abusestaying with the Blackmore family
The stories about living on the farm are ringing Little House in the Prairie bells in my head but with a polygamy twist. And you KNOW how I feel about Laura Ingalls Wilder

Us Girls in Short Creek from the blog Go Be Amazing Sisters

Go Be Amazing Sisters is a blog kept jointly by six sisters who were raised in polygamy around Colorado City AZ and Nevada in the 1970s. I think they started the blog as a way to stay in contact with each other, but it’s more than that. Lots of posts are little peeks of their lives and what their children are up to, but many posts are memories of their parents and their life in CCA and the ranch in Nevada

I read the entire thing last night. I teared up at stories about their mother and I laughed when they made dirty jokes.

some entries that stood out to me:

a wimpy polygamist boy courts the girls
their parents’ love letters
a disturbing story about their father’s emotional abuse
staying with the Blackmore family

The stories about living on the farm are ringing Little House in the Prairie bells in my head but with a polygamy twist. And you KNOW how I feel about Laura Ingalls Wilder

December 1, 2012

Vera Black and her children

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JAN 13 1956 Mrs. Vera Black of Short Creek, Utah, hugs daughter Elsie, 11, after welfare authorities took charge of her children. Also shown are Lillian, 14, and Emilie, 9. Credit: AP Wirephoto

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December 1, 2012

"FUNDAMENTALIST KINGDOM"

Short Creek, 1944

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November 21, 2012
Short Creek, 1953
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Short Creek, 1953

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November 9, 2012
Short Creek Raid, 1953
photo by Loomis Dean via

Short Creek Raid, 1953

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November 2, 2012
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JUN 13 1956, GETS CHILDREN BACK — Mrs. Vera Johnson Black, 41, of Short Creek, Utah, greets nine-year-old daughter Emily as another daughter, 11-year-old Elsie watches. The mother was reunited with these two and five other children by court order after she agreed to teach them that it is unlawful to practice polygamy. Officers said she is the plural wife of an Arizona man but. has agreed not to live with him in order to regain custody of her children. 1956 Credit: AP Wirephoto

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JUN 13 1956, GETS CHILDREN BACK — Mrs. Vera Johnson Black, 41, of Short Creek, Utah, greets nine-year-old daughter Emily as another daughter, 11-year-old Elsie watches. The mother was reunited with these two and five other children by court order after she agreed to teach them that it is unlawful to practice polygamy. Officers said she is the plural wife of an Arizona man but. has agreed not to live with him in order to regain custody of her children. 1956 Credit: AP Wirephoto

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October 31, 2012

Short Creek, 1953

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JUL 27 1953 Child brides: Two white-bloused girls (center) stand with a group of Short Creek, Ariz., cultists seized by a raiding party of officers. The girls are among the girl brides given in marriage to older men of the “United Effort” sect. The state plans to destroy the cult. Credit: AP Wirephoto

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