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October 27, 1838

On October 27, 1838, Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs issued his famous ‘Extermination Order”. This was the official order that told all Mormons to leave the state or to be killed. When asked why he was picking on the Mormons, Boggs … Continue reading

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September 24, 1890

On September 24, 1890, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially renounced polygamy. The church elders said that the fantasy of multiple wives jumping to the beck and call of one husband was just that, a stupid… Continue reading

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July 12, 1843

On July 12, 1843, 37-year old Mormon leader Joseph Smith declared that God allowed polygamy. But only when it was one man with several wives. If it was a wife with multiple husbands, that was distasteful, unless the other husband… Continue reading

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May 15, 1829

On May 15, 1829, Joseph Smith claimed that John the Baptist ordained both him and Oliver Cowdry into the Aaronic Priesthood and gave them the ability to baptize other people. Of course, like all good, credible religious miracles, only John … Continue reading

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January 2, 1872

On January 2, 1872, Brigham Young, the 71 year old leader of the Mormon Church was arrested for bigamy. He had 25 wives. Some of them hadn’t even been taken out of their original packaging and were still in mint … Continue reading

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January 17, 1900

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1900, Brigham Roberts, a Mormon from Utah, was denied a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives for his practice of polygamy. The other Representatives’ reasoning was that if a man had more than … Continue reading

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July 23, 1938

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1938 the first federal game preserve was approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The area was 2,000 acres located in a prime Utah wilderness area. The catch and release program for the … Continue reading

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