Short Creek 45 years ago today, Arizona police raided the small town of Short Creek and arrested all the adult inhabitants. The inhabitants were fundamentalist Mormons, and still practiced polygamy. As part of our American Talkers series, we hear Dan Barlow, now mayor of the town (it has changed its name to Colorado City), recall the night of the arrests.
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Short Creek

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Short Creek

Short Creek

Short Creek

Only Available in Archive Formats.

45 years ago today, Arizona police raided the small town of Short Creek and arrested all the adult inhabitants. The inhabitants were fundamentalist Mormons, and still practiced polygamy. As part of our American Talkers series, we hear Dan Barlow, now mayor of the town (it has changed its name to Colorado City), recall the night of the arrests.