Utah State Historical Society Classified Photo Collection
Utah State Historical Society
Date of photograph
14 April 1877
Mormon pioneers; Frontier and pioneer life; Criminals; Scapegoat
Lee, John D.
Utah; Iron County
"John D. Lee writing his autobiography in the Beaver City Penitentiary" Leslie's Illustrated, April 14, 1877. John Doyle Lee was a Mormon pioneer, U.S. Indian Agent in Iron County, and the central figure in the tragic Mountain Meadows Massacre, in which he was executed for the crimes, 20 years afterward.