Mountain Meadows, UtahMountain Meadows, Utah
is an area in southern Utah
located on the Spanish Trail on the overland route to California
used by migrants to graze their stock and rest. It was there that the incident known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre
happened in September 1857
when Mormon settlors and indians ambushed and killed all but the young children of a migrant party traveling from Arkansas to California on the verge of the Utah War
. In 1990
a memorial was dedicated there recognizing the victims of the incident.