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Last Updated May 22, 2017 09:29PM

Recent news stories revealed that members of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are leaving their traditional homes in twin towns along the Utah-Arizona line. Why are they moving out? Where are they going? Will they …

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  • Graduation day is a milestone for the students and a polygamous town
    Hildale • The graduates wore gowns, and they wrote and drew on the tops of their mortarboard caps just like teenagers anywhere. “Pomp and Circumstanc...
    Updated May 22 2017 09:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   FLDS women and children stand in the yard of their Colorado City, AZ, home as they are evicted, Tuesday May 9, 2017. After a century, polygamists choose to leave Short Creek homes rather than deal with land trust
    More evictions disperse church members to smaller enclaves in Utah and other parts of the West....

    Updated May 22 2017 03:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Locksmith Kelvin Holdaway and FLDS member Julia Johnson stand outisde of her Colorado City, AZ, property awaiting the outcome of a confrontation over her eviction, Tuesday May 9, 2017. Johnson was given more time to stay on the property before her eviction. Evictions in polygamous town include traveling band of onlookers
    Many are leaving their Short Creek homes because they won’t interact with “apostates.”...

    Updated May 22 2017 03:54 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - This Dec. 16, 2014, file photo, shows Hildale, Utah, sitting at the base of Red Rock Cliff mountains, with its sister city, Colorado City, Ariz., in the foreground. A federal judge in Utah began hearing evidence Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in a child labor case involving a Utah polygamous sect, including testimony from a former member who says she would have been kicked out of the group if she didn’t work on a pecan harvest.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) Airline films commercial outside Hildale, Utah
    If you’ve ever flown to Las Vegas from the east, you may not have realized that you were briefly above Hildale, Utah. The town is best known as the ho...
    Updated May 17 2017 10:33 am   |     |   Share



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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Winston Blackmore arrives at court in Cranbrook, B.C., Tuesday April 18, 2017. Blackmore and co-defendant James Oler are the first fundamentalist Mormons to be tried for polygamy in Canada. Canadian men accused of polygamy to hear verdict on Pioneer Day
    Cranbrook, British Columbia • A date has been set for a verdict in the trial of two British Columbia men accused of polygamy. A British Columbia Supre...
    Updated May 16 2017 09:26 am   |     |   Share
  • |  Courtesy Sarah Allred  Sarah Allred sits with her two children she says were born at the FLDS compound near Pringle, S.D., The children girls were born in 2008 and 2010, Allred says, but no birth certificates were filed. Former plural wife in Utah seeks birth certificates for children born in secrecy in South Dakota
    The first daughter was born at 1:50 p.m. on a windy day at the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints compound in South Dakota. It...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Southern Utah Pecan Ranch, near Hurricane, Wednesday September 24, 2014. Government seeking kids from polygamous sect who picked pecans in Utah — to give them money
    The children picked pecans in what some witnesses described as freezing cold conditions. And, a federal judge in Utah determined, their employer, who...
    Updated May 08 2017 11:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Winston Blackmore leaves court in Cranbrook, B.C., Wednesday April 19, 2017. Blackmore and co-defendant James Oler are the first fundamentalist Mormons to be tried for polygamy in Canada. Prosecution defends marriage records in final day of Blackmore polygamy trial
    Cranbrook, British Columbia • The trial of two Canadian fundamentalist church leaders charged with polygamy wrapped up Friday with the prosecution arg...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Winston Blackmore leaves court in Cranbrook, B.C., Wednesday April 19, 2017. Blackmore and co-defendant James Oler are the first fundamentalist Mormons to be tried for polygamy in Canada. Lawyer argues accused Canadian polygamist’s trial rights violated
    Cranbrook, British Columbia • A lawyer whose client is on trial for polygamy in Canada argued Monday that evidence in the case was collected amid conf...
    Updated May 02 2017 05:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Winston Blackmore arrives at court in Cranbrook, B.C., Tuesday April 18, 2017. Blackmore and co-defendant James Oler are the first fundamentalist Mormons to be tried for polygamy in Canada. Polygamist’s defense attorney hopes 'abuse of process' filing will shut down prosecution
    Cranbrook, British Columbia • A lawyer for a Mormon fundamentalist leader says he will be seeking a stay of a polygamy charge because the evidence bei...
    Updated Apr 30 2017 09:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Winston Blackmore leaves court in Cranbrook, B.C., Tuesday April 18, 2017. Blackmore and co-defendant James Oler are the first fundamentalist Mormons to be tried for polygamy in Canada. Wife of accused Canadian polygamist testifies about life as a sister wife
    Cranbrook, British Columbia • The first legal wife of a man accused of polygamy has testified in British Columbia Supreme Court about her marriage and...
    Updated Apr 27 2017 01:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Winston Blackmore arrives at court in Cranbrook, B.C., Tuesday April 18, 2017. Blackmore and co-defendant James Oler are the first fundamentalist Mormons to be tried for polygamy in Canada. Alleged polygamist Winston Blackmore told police he didn’t know wife was 15 years old
    Cranbrook, British Columbia • The trial of a British Columbia religious leader charged with polygamy heard Monday that the accused told police he didn...
    Updated Apr 25 2017 09:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   With a wall-off compound in the background, a Colorado City Marshal vehicle leads the way as the Colorado City and Hildale Fourth of July Parade makes its way down Central Street in Hildale, UT, and Colorado City, AZ, Saturday July 2, 2016. Judge denies bid to disband polygamous towns’ police agency
    Phoenix • A judge has rejected a bid to disband a shared police department in a polygamous community on the Arizona-Utah state line as a punishment fo...
    Updated Apr 18 2017 11:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Winston Blackmore leaves court in Cranbrook, B.C., Tuesday April 18, 2017. Blackmore and co-defendant James Oler are the first fundamentalist Mormons to be tried for polygamy in Canada. Canadian trial explores whether polygamy constitutes adultery
    Cranbrook, British Columbia • A historian who researches so-called Mormon fundamentalists returned to the witness stand Wednesday and answered questi...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   FLDS leader Lyle Jeffs speaks to a small crowd in Salt Lake City after a hearing was held at the Matheson Courthouse Wednesday, July 29, 2009 to decide on the sale of the Berry Knoll property in the United Effort Plan (UEP) land trust. Defendants in FLDS food-stamp case attend class as part of plea deal
    Defendants who pleaded guilty in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints food-stamp fraud case have attended a class regarding ...
    Updated Apr 19 2017 11:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Winston Blackmore leaves court in Cranbrook, B.C., Tuesday April 18, 2017. Blackmore and co-defendant James Oler are the first fundamentalist Mormons to be tried for polygamy in Canada. Canadian polygamy trial begins with discussion of what happened long ago in Utah
    Cranbrook, British Columbia • Winston Blackmore, once the Canadian bishop of a Utah-based polygamous church, refused to enter a plea Tuesday as he and...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • James Nord  |  AP file photo A South Dakota lawmaker frustrated with what he views as inaction over a Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints outpost in Pringle, S.D., which is in his district, and wants legislators to look into the compound. Lawmaker seeks study of polygamous sect’s South Dakota site
    Pierre, S.D. • A South Dakota lawmaker frustrated with what he views as inaction over a secretive polygamous sect’s outpost in his district wants legi...
    Updated Apr 19 2017 02:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Performers from El Capitan School as the Colorado City and Hildale Fourth of July Parade makes its way down Central Street in Hildale, UT, and Colorado City, AZ, Saturday July 2, 2016. Music festival planned in polygamous Utah-Arizona community
    Hildale • A musician is planning a festival in Hildale, Utah, one of two towns on the Utah-Arizona line that’s home to the religious group known as th...
    Updated Apr 14 2017 09:23 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Southern Utah Pecan Ranch, near Hurricane, Wednesday September 24, 2014. With appeal pending, Utah company with polygamous-church ties agrees to start paying pecan pickers
    A Utah company found to have used underage and unpaid pecan pickers has agreed to start repaying $200,000 in wages while it appeals to a higher court....
    Updated Apr 13 2017 10:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • Winston Blackmore (right). At rear is Leah Barlow. Polygamist Winston Blackmore holds a press conference at his home in Bountiful, British Columbia, to address Warren Jeffs and the immigration status of three of his wives. Photo by Trent Nelson; 5.16.2006 Judge refuses to split trial of Canadian men accused of polygamy
    Cranbrook, B.C. • A single trial will be held for two men from Bountiful, B.C., who are charged with polygamy. The lawyer for Winston Blackmore, who ...
    Updated Apr 13 2017 10:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Lorin Cooke near a United Effort Trust (UEP) home he hoping to move his family into in Hildale, Saturday February 11, 2017. For a polygamous sect, homes have gone and ‘apostates’ have come
    Hildale • Brielle Decker pulled a latch hidden underneath a shelf on the back wall. Suddenly, the shelves slid and opened a doorway to a secret room...
    Updated Apr 09 2017 07:00 am   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Brielle Decker at the former home of Warren Jeffs in Hildale, Wednesday April 5, 2017. A look at Warren Jeffs’ old home, courtesy of his 65th wife
    Hildale • It has 18,932 square feet, two-industrial size kitchens, a dining room that can double as a banquet hall and enough bedrooms to be a motel. ...
    Updated Apr 09 2017 09:18 am   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  Tribune file photo)     Polygamists and their supporters pause for a prayer at City Creek Park just prior to marching to the Capitol where they held a rally, Friday, February 10, 2017. Prosecutors say ‘aggravated bigamy’ law unlikely to spur polygamy investigations in Utah
    He has multiple wives. To describe those unions, he has started referring to himself as having “multiple committed relationships.” That’s his way of t...
    Updated Apr 05 2017 07:50 am   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Governor Gary Herbert speaks at a memorial for the victims of a Sept.  14 flash flood. At right is Joseph Jessop, who lost two wives and seven children in the flood. The memorial was held in Maxwell Park in Hildale, Saturday Sept. 26, 2015. An FLDS follower dispels some myths, confirms some, too
    Not many members of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints speak publicly. Prior to Thursday, the last example of it happening without the FLD...
    Updated Apr 03 2017 09:26 am   |     |   Share