September 6, 2011
One of the monuments on the grounds of the Boone County Courthouse in Harrison is dedicated to the 140 people who were killed in Utah in the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre. Even more than 150 years later, controversy surrounds the killing of these Arkansas emigrants on their way to California. The monument was placed by the Richard Fancher Society in 1955. Members of the society are decedents of Alexander Fancher, the man who led the group out of Arkansas.