70 years ago today - Jul 26, 1953

Arizona police and the national guard raid the polygamous commune at Short Creek, Arizona, arrest all its adults, and put its children in foster homes. The First Presidency had ten days' advance notice of the raid and informed the Deseret News on 24 July.

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]

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