January 2018 Dinner Speaker: Dr. Wayne Hinton
Author, historian, and professor, Dr. Wayne Hinton was our guest at the January dinner meeting. Dr. Hinton discussed the life of pioneer John D. Lee who was called on to explore and settle area’s of Iron County and Utah’s Dixie. In addition to establishing the town and fort at New Harmony, he later was sent by the church to establish Lee’s Ferry. While best known for the Mountain Meadows Massacre tragedy, Lee’s contributions to the early settlement and leadership in southern Utah cannot be overlooked. Dr. Hinton will speak on “A New Look at the Mountain Meadows Massacre” during the regional Historical Symposium scheduled for March 3, 2018 at the Bloomington Stake Center.