Friday, September 21, 2007

Mormon Misc: John D. Lee Lead Scroll

Sunday, 23 September 2007


I will be discussing further investigation of a lead scroll found by a National Parks Department employee in January of 2002. It was found in the fort, built in 1874, at Lee's Ferry on the Colorado river. The scroll purports to be a declaration by John D. Lee that Brigham Young ordered the Mountain Meadows Massacre. There are many reasons, physical, historical, provenance, contextual and graphics, to suspect the scroll is a forgery.

Steve Mayfield will be joining me to discuss our recent expedition to Page, Arizona with forensic document expert, George Throckmorton to examine the scroll, the fort and Signature rock. We spent the day with the National Parks Ranger who found the scroll, now housed in the National Parks vault/archives at Page. We travelled with him to a number of sites and he discussed with us in great detail the history of the area, John D. Lee's involvement in the area, the history of the fort and the ferry and many other topics including the circumstances of his finding of the scroll and its history to the present.


5:00 - 7:00 pm MST


Van Hale

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