(SALT LAKE CITY) -- U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced the designation of the Mountain Meadows Massacre site in Washington County as a National Historic Landmark
On September 11, 1857, 120 immigrants travelling in a wagon train from Arkansas to California were massacred in southern Utah by men associated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The church funded and constructed a memorial site of the massacre in 1999.
Mountain Meadows was among 14 sites Salazar designated the status on Thursday.
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