For over 10 years, descendants have organized to attempt to have the 760 acre Mountain Meadow Massacre site elevated to historic landmark status. The spot is where 120 members of an Arkansas wagon train were shot by a Mormon militia on September 11th, 1857.

The Mormon Church downplayed its role in the massacre for over 100 years, but in 2008 joined the organization to push for the landmark.

The Barker-Fancher wagon train on a stop-over at Mountain Meadows on their way to California when it was attacked. A public dedication will be held to include church officials and descendants of survivors in the meadow, 30 miles north of St. George Utah.