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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: JOSEPH JESSOP, 86, patriarch of the Jessop family, polygamists and members of FLDS in Colorado City, AZ, looks at the diversion dam that provides the town with irrigation water for crops. Jessop designed and helped install most of the town's water system. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: JOSEPH JESSOP, 86, patriarch of the Jessop family, polygamists and members of FLDS in Colorado City, AZ, looks at the diversion dam that provides the town with irrigation water for crops. Jessop designed and helped install most of the town's water system. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 10, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY:    A member of the Jessop family practices her cello under a portrait of Warren Steed Jeffs, the imprisoned leader of the FLDS, in the living room of the Jessop home in Colorado City, AZ. The family has computers and cell phones but have chosen not to have televisions, instead they put on impromptu concerts nightly. They have more than 40 instruments in the house. A member of the Jessop family practices her cello under a portrait of Warren Steed Jeffs, the imprisoned leader of the FLDS, in the living room of the Jessop home in Colorado City, AZ. The family has computers and cell phones but have chosen not to have televisions, instead they put on impromptu concerts nightly. They have more than 40 instruments in the house. The Jessops are polygamists and members of the FLDS. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection t
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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: Members of the Jessop family walk back down to their home after a picnic at the Jessop home in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are polygamist members of the FLDS. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 10, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY: JOSEPH JESSOP, 86 years old, the patriarch of the Jessop family, arranges pictures on the wall in the living room of his Colorado City, AZ, home. The portrait on the left is Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon religion and advocate of polygamy. Jessop is putting a photo of his father. On the right is a photo of John Y. Barlow, a leader of the polygamist movement who died in 1949. The Jessops are polygamists and members of the FLDS. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah.     Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: Members of the Jessop family eat desert during a family picnic at the Jessop home in Colorado City, AZ. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: Members of the Jessop family, a polygamist family and members of the FLDS, serve cobbler deserts during a picnic at the Jessop home in Colorado City, AZ. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: JOSEPH JESSOP, 86, patriarch of the Jessop family, polygamists and members of FLDS in Colorado City, AZ, talks to one of his children at their home in Colorado City.Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ:        JOSEPH JESSOP, patriarch of the Jessop family, with some members of his family, walk through a corral in the family's backyard after a picnic. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: A member of the Jessop family, polygamist members of the FLDS, and her child at a picnic at the Jessop home in Colorado City, AZ. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: Girls in the Jessop family at the buffet during a picnic at the Jessop home in Colorado City, AZ. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: JOSEPH JESSOP, 86, patriarch of the Jessop family, polygamists and members of FLDS in Colorado City, AZ, talks to one of his wives during a barbecue at the family home. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: JOSEPH JESSOP, 86, patriarch of the Jessop family, polygamists and members of FLDS in Colorado City, AZ, samples some of the raspberry and zucchini preserves a member of his family made at their home in Colorado City. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: JOSEPH JESSOP, 86, patriarch of the Jessop family, polygamists and members of FLDS in Colorado City, AZ, samples some of the raspberry and zucchini preserves a member of his family made at their home in Colorado City. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: JOSEPH JESSOP, 86, patriarch of the Jessop family, polygamists and members of FLDS in Colorado City, AZ, surrounded by some of his great grandchildren during a picnic near their home in Colorado City, AZ. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: JOSEPH JESSOP, 86, patriarch of the Jessop family, polygamists and members of FLDS in Colorado City, AZ, drives his pickup truck through town. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.     Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Sept 8, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ:  JOSEPH JESSOP, patriarch of the Jessop family, in the foyer of their home in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are polygamist members of the FLDS. Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned what they call "Celestial Marriage" (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.   Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: Members of the Jessop family eat desert after a picnic at the family home in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are polygamist members of the FLDS. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: Women in Colorado City, watch their children in a corral at the Jessop home. The Jessops are a polygamist family and members of the FLDS. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • June 16, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: JOSEPH JESSOP, 86 years old, with members of his family take a break from weeding the family corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. Jessop, a veteran of World War II, a polygamist and member of the FLDS, was arrested during the Short Creek Raid in 1953 and had his wives and children taken from him for two years. Jessop still weeds his fields by hand and makes the hoes used in the community. He make 250-300 hoes every winter for use in the summer growing season. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah.   Photo by Jack Kurtz
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  • June 16, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: A member of the Jessop family, a polygamous family and members of the FLDS, sharpens her hoe before weeding the community corn field in Colorado City. The Jessops grow about 30 percent of the food they eat and buy the rest in the community mercantile store. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.   Photo by Jack Kurtz
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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: Members of the Jessop family in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are polygamist members of the FLDS. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: Members of the Jessop family in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are polygamist members of the FLDS. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Sept 8, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: Children in the Jessop family are home schooled by adults in the house. The Jessops are polygamist members of the FLDS. Members of the FLDS pulled their children from the public schools several years ago, now most of the families in town home school their children. The Jessops have almost 40 youngsters, in grades kindergarten through 8th grade, in their home school. Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned what they call "Celestial Marriage" (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.   Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Sept 8, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: Children in the Jessop family are home schooled by adults in the house. The Jessops are polygamist members of the FLDS. Members of the FLDS pulled their children from the public schools several years ago, now most of the families in town home school their children. The Jessops have almost 40 youngsters, in grades kindergarten through 8th grade, in their home school. Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned what they call "Celestial Marriage" (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.   Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Sept 8, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: Children in the Jessop family are home schooled by adults in the house. The Jessops are polygamist members of the FLDS. Members of the FLDS pulled their children from the public schools several years ago, now most of the families in town home school their children. The Jessops have almost 40 youngsters, in grades kindergarten through 8th grade, in their home school. Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned what they call "Celestial Marriage" (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.   Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Sept 8, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: Children in the Jessop family are home schooled by adults in the house. The Jessops are polygamist members of the FLDS. Members of the FLDS pulled their children from the public schools several years ago, now most of the families in town home school their children. The Jessops have almost 40 youngsters, in grades kindergarten through 8th grade, in their home school. Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned what they call "Celestial Marriage" (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.   Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Sept 8, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: Children in the Jessop family are home schooled by adults in the house. The Jessops are polygamist members of the FLDS. Members of the FLDS pulled their children from the public schools several years ago, now most of the families in town home school their children. The Jessops have almost 40 youngsters, in grades kindergarten through 8th grade, in their home school. Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned what they call "Celestial Marriage" (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.   Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Sept 8, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: Children in the Jessop family are home schooled by adults in the house. The Jessops are polygamist members of the FLDS. Members of the FLDS pulled their children from the public schools several years ago, now most of the families in town home school their children. The Jessops have almost 40 youngsters, in grades kindergarten through 8th grade, in their home school. Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned what they call "Celestial Marriage" (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.   Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Sept 8, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ:  JOSEPH JESSOP, patriarch of the Jessop family, polygamist members of the FLDS, gets hugs from his children and wives after morning prayers in their home. Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned what they call "Celestial Marriage" (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.   Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ:   Members of the Jessop family, a polygamist family and members of the FLDS, work with their horses in a corral behind their home in Colorado City, AZ. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: Women in the Jessop family, a polygamist family and members of the FLDS, wash up during a picnic at the family home in Colorado City, AZ. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: Jessop children play in the backyard of their home in Colorado City, AZ. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: Jessop children play in the backyard of their home in Colorado City, AZ. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: Women and girls who are members of the Jessop family during a family barbecue at the family home in Colorado City, AZ. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: Members of the Jessop family make fruit cobbler during a family picnic near the family's home in Colorado City, AZ. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: Members of the Jessop family make fruit cobbler during a family picnic near the family's home in Colorado City, AZ. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: Members of the Jessop family make fruit cobbler during a family picnic near the family's home in Colorado City, AZ. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Sept 8, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: Children in the Jessop family are home schooled by adults in the house. The Jessops are polygamist members of the FLDS. Members of the FLDS pulled their children from the public schools several years ago, now most of the families in town home school their children. The Jessops have almost 40 youngsters, in grades kindergarten through 8th grade, in their home school. Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned what they call "Celestial Marriage" (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.   Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Sept 8, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: Children in the Jessop family are home schooled by adults in the house. The Jessops are polygamist members of the FLDS. Members of the FLDS pulled their children from the public schools several years ago, now most of the families in town home school their children. The Jessops have almost 40 youngsters, in grades kindergarten through 8th grade, in their home school. Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned what they call "Celestial Marriage" (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.   Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Sept 8, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: Children in the Jessop family are home schooled by adults in the house. The Jessops are polygamist members of the FLDS. Members of the FLDS pulled their children from the public schools several years ago, now most of the families in town home school their children. The Jessops have almost 40 youngsters, in grades kindergarten through 8th grade, in their home school. Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned what they call "Celestial Marriage" (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.   Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Sept 8, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: Children in the Jessop family are home schooled by adults in the house. The Jessops are polygamist members of the FLDS. Members of the FLDS pulled their children from the public schools several years ago, now most of the families in town home school their children. The Jessops have almost 40 youngsters, in grades kindergarten through 8th grade, in their home school. Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned what they call "Celestial Marriage" (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.   Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Sept 8, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: Children in the Jessop family are home schooled by adults in the house. The Jessops are polygamist members of the FLDS. Members of the FLDS pulled their children from the public schools several years ago, now most of the families in town home school their children. The Jessops have almost 40 youngsters, in grades kindergarten through 8th grade, in their home school. Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned what they call "Celestial Marriage" (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.   Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Sept 8, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ:  JOSEPH JESSOP, patriarch of the Jessop family, polygamist members of the FLDS, gets hugs from his children and wives after morning prayers in their home. Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned what they call "Celestial Marriage" (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.   Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 10, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY: JOSEPH JESSOP, 86 years old and the patriarch of the Jessop family, reads from the Book of Mormon during a prayer service in the living room of his home in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are polygamists and members of the FLDS. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah.     Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 10, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY: JOSEPH JESSOP, 86 years old, the patriarch of the Jessop family, arranges pictures on the wall in the living room of his Colorado City, AZ, home. The Jessops are polygamists and members of the FLDS. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah.     Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ:   Members of the Jessop family, a polygamist family and members of the FLDS, work with their horses in a corral behind their home in Colorado City, AZ. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ:   Members of the Jessop family, a polygamist family and members of the FLDS, work with their horses in a corral behind their home in Colorado City, AZ. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ:   Members of the Jessop family, a polygamist family and members of the FLDS, work with their horses in a corral behind their home in Colorado City, AZ. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ:   Members of the Jessop family, a polygamist family and members of the FLDS, work with their horses in a corral behind their home in Colorado City, AZ. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ:   Members of the Jessop family, a polygamist family and members of the FLDS, work with their horses in a corral behind their home in Colorado City, AZ. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ:   Members of the Jessop family, a polygamist family and members of the FLDS, work with their horses in a corral behind their home in Colorado City, AZ. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ:   Members of the Jessop family, a polygamist family and members of the FLDS, work with their horses in a corral behind their home in Colorado City, AZ. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: Members of the Jessop family make fruit cobbler during a family picnic near the family's home in Colorado City, AZ. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • June 16, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: Members of the Jessop family, a polygamous family and members of the FLDS in Colorado City, AZ, weed the community corn field. The family grows about 30 percent of the food they consume and buy the rest at the town mercantile store. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. A member of the Jessop family weeds the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.   Photo by Jack Kurtz
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  • Sept 8, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ:  A girl in the Jessop family vacuums a room in the house while her siblings play around her. The Jessops are polygamist members of the FLDS in Colorado City, AZ. Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned what they call "Celestial Marriage" (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.   Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Sept 8, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ:  A girl in the Jessop family vacuums a room in the house while her siblings play around her. The Jessops are polygamist members of the FLDS in Colorado City, AZ. Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned what they call "Celestial Marriage" (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.   Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Sept 8, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: Girls in the Jessop family finish their homework before home schooling starts in their home. Members of the FLDS pulled their children from the public schools several years ago, now most of the families in town home school their children. The Jessops have almost 40 youngsters, in grades kindergarten through 8th grade, in their home school. Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned what they call "Celestial Marriage" (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.   Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Sept 8, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: Boys in the Jessop family finish their homework during morning prayers before home schooling starts. Members of the FLDS pulled their children from the public schools several years ago, now most of the families in town home school their children. The Jessops have almost 40 youngsters, in grades kindergarten through 8th grade, in their home school. Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned what they call "Celestial Marriage" (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.   Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Sept 8, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: Boys in the Jessop family finish their homework during morning prayers before home schooling starts. Members of the FLDS pulled their children from the public schools several years ago, now most of the families in town home school their children. The Jessops have almost 40 youngsters, in grades kindergarten through 8th grade, in their home school. Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned what they call "Celestial Marriage" (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.   Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Sept 8, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ:  Girls in the Jessop family, polygamist members of the FLDS, brush each other's hair before school. Members of the FLDS pulled their children from the public schools several years ago, now most of the families in town home school their children. The Jessops have almost 40 youngsters, in grades kindergarten through 8th grade, in their home school. Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned what they call "Celestial Marriage" (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.   Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Sept 8, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: A woman in the Jessop family, polygamist members of the FLDS, helps one of the children who live in their home in Colorado City, AZ, get dressed before school. The Jessops, like most of the families in Colorado City, home school their children. Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned what they call "Celestial Marriage" (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.      Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Sept 8, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: A woman in the Jessop family, polygamist members of the FLDS, helps one of the children who live in their home in Colorado City, AZ, get dressed before school. The Jessops, like most of the families in Colorado City, home school their children. Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned what they call "Celestial Marriage" (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.      Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Sept 8, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ:  Members of the Jessop family, polygamist members of the FLDS, participate in band practice in their home before starting their day in home schooling. Members of the FLDS pulled their children from the public schools several years ago, now most of the families in town home school their children. The Jessops have almost 40 youngsters, in grades kindergarten through 8th grade, in their home school. Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned what they call "Celestial Marriage" (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.   Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Sept 8, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ:  Members of the Jessop family, polygamist members of the FLDS, participate in band practice in their home before starting their day in home schooling. Members of the FLDS pulled their children from the public schools several years ago, now most of the families in town home school their children. The Jessops have almost 40 youngsters, in grades kindergarten through 8th grade, in their home school. Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned what they call "Celestial Marriage" (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.   Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Sept 8, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ:  Members of the Jessop family, polygamist members of the FLDS, participate in band practice in their home before starting their day in home schooling. Members of the FLDS pulled their children from the public schools several years ago, now most of the families in town home school their children. The Jessops have almost 40 youngsters, in grades kindergarten through 8th grade, in their home school. Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned what they call "Celestial Marriage" (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.   Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 9, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: JOSEPH JESSOP, 86, patriarch of the Jessop family, polygamists and members of FLDS in Colorado City, AZ, drives his pickup truck through town. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • June 16, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: A member of the Jessop family makes a cell phone call while weeding the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.     Photo by Jack Kurtz
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  • June 16, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: Women and girls in the Jessop family relax in the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.     Photo by Jack Kurtz
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  • June 16, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: A member of the Jessop family walks through the community corn plot in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.      Photo by Jack Kurtz
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  • June 16, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: JOSEPH JESSOP, 86 years old, leans against his hoe while weeding a corn field in Colorado City, AZ. Jessop, a polygamist and member of the FLDS, was arrested during the Short Creek Raid in 1953 and had his wives and children taken from him for two years. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes, in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah.   Photo by Jack Kurtz
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  • June 16, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: JOSEPH JESSOP, 86 years old, uses a hoe to weed his corn field in Colorado City, AZ. Jessop, a polygamist and member of the FLDS, was arrested during the Short Creek Raid in 1953 and had his wives and children taken from him for two years. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah.   Photo by Jack Kurtz
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  • June 16, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: JOSEPH JESSOP, 86 years old, carries a water filter to his pickup truck in Colorado City, AZ. Jessop, a polygamist and member of the FLDS, was arrested during the Short Creek Raid in 1953 and had his wives and children taken from him for two years. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah.   Photo by Jack Kurtz
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  • June 16, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: JOSEPH JESSOP, 86 years old, leans against his pickup truck in Colorado City, AZ. Jessop, a polygamist and member of the FLDS, was arrested during the Short Creek Raid in 1953 and had his wives and children taken from him for two years. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah.   Photo by Jack Kurtz
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  • June 16, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: JOSEPH JESSOP, 86 years old, walks down a street in Colorado City, AZ. Jessop, a polygamist and member of the FLDS, was arrested during the Short Creek Raid in 1953 and had his wives and children taken from him for two years. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah.  Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • June 16, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: JOSEPH JESSOP, 86 years old, works on a water filter that irrigates the community corn field in Colorado City, AZ. Jessop, a polygamist and member of the FLDS, was arrested during the Short Creek Raid in 1953 and had his wives and children taken from him for two years. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah.  Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Sept 8, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: A woman in the Jessop family, polygamist members of the FLDS, grooms some of the children who live in their home in Colorado City, AZ. Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned what they call "Celestial Marriage" (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.   Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Sept 8, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: A woman in the Jessop family, polygamist members of the FLDS, grooms some of the children who live in their home in Colorado City, AZ. Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned what they call "Celestial Marriage" (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.   Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Sept 8, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: A woman in the Jessop family, polygamist members of the FLDS, grooms some of the children who live in their home in Colorado City, AZ. Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned what they call "Celestial Marriage" (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.   Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Sept 8, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: A woman in the Jessop family, polygamist members of the FLDS, grooms some of the children who live in their home in Colorado City, AZ. Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned what they call "Celestial Marriage" (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.   Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Sept 8, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: A woman in the Jessop family, polygamist members of the FLDS, grooms some of the children who live in their home in Colorado City, AZ. Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned what they call "Celestial Marriage" (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.   Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Sept 8, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: A woman in the Jessop family, polygamist members of the FLDS, grooms some of the children who live in their home in Colorado City, AZ. Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned what they call "Celestial Marriage" (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.   Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Sept 8, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: A woman in the Jessop family, polygamist members of the FLDS, grooms some of the children who live in their home in Colorado City, AZ. Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned what they call "Celestial Marriage" (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.   Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Sept 8, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: Boys in the Jessop home get ready for band practice before they start their home schooling in Colorado City, AZ.  Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned what they call "Celestial Marriage" (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.   Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Sept 7, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY, AZ: A member of the Jessop family, a polygamous family and members of the FLDS, peels and pits peaches in their Colorado City, AZ, home. Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned what they call "Celestial Marriage" (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah. The Jessops are a polygamous family and members of the FLDS.   Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 10, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY: A smiley face on the front door of the Jessop home in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are polygamists and members of the FLDS. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah.    Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 10, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY:  Members of the Jessop family use a computer in their home. The Jessops are polygamists and members of the FLDS. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah.     Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 10, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY:   Members of the Jessop family sing and play instruments in the living room of their home in Colorado City, AZ. The family has computers and cell phones but have chosen not to have televisions, instead they put on impromptu concerts nightly. They have more than 40 instruments in the house. The Jessops are polygamists and members of the FLDS. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah.     Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 10, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY:   Members of the Jessop family sing and play instruments in the living room of their home in Colorado City, AZ. The family has computers and cell phones but have chosen not to have televisions, instead they put on impromptu concerts nightly. They have more than 40 instruments in the house. The Jessops are polygamists and members of the FLDS. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah.     Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 10, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY:   Members of the Jessop family sing and play instruments in the living room of their home in Colorado City, AZ. The family has computers and cell phones but have chosen not to have televisions, instead they put on impromptu concerts nightly. They have more than 40 instruments in the house. The Jessops are polygamists and members of the FLDS. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah.     Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 10, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY:   Members of the Jessop family sing and play instruments in the living room of their home in Colorado City, AZ. The family has computers and cell phones but have chosen not to have televisions, instead they put on impromptu concerts nightly. They have more than 40 instruments in the house. The Jessops are polygamists and members of the FLDS. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah.     Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 10, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY:   Members of the Jessop family sing and play instruments in the living room of their home in Colorado City, AZ. The family has computers and cell phones but have chosen not to have televisions, instead they put on impromptu concerts nightly. They have more than 40 instruments in the house. The Jessops are polygamists and members of the FLDS. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah.     Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 10, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY:   Members of the Jessop family sing and play instruments in the living room of their home in Colorado City, AZ. The family has computers and cell phones but have chosen not to have televisions, instead they put on impromptu concerts nightly. They have more than 40 instruments in the house. The Jessops are polygamists and members of the FLDS. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah.     Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 10, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY:   Members of the Jessop family sing and play instruments in the living room of their home in Colorado City, AZ. The family has computers and cell phones but have chosen not to have televisions, instead they put on impromptu concerts nightly. They have more than 40 instruments in the house. The Jessops are polygamists and members of the FLDS. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah.     Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 10, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY:   Members of the Jessop family sing and play instruments in the living room of their home in Colorado City, AZ. The family has computers and cell phones but have chosen not to have televisions, instead they put on impromptu concerts nightly. They have more than 40 instruments in the house. The Jessops are polygamists and members of the FLDS. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah.     Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 10, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY: Children in the Jessop family hand out candy after a prayer service in their living room. The Jessops are polygamists and members of the FLDS. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah.     Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 10, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY: Girls in the Jessop family attend a prayer service in their home in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are polygamists and members of the FLDS. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah.     Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 10, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY: Members of the Jessop family have a prayer service in the living room of their home in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are polygamists and members of the FLDS. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah.     Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 10, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY: Members of the Jessop family have a prayer service in the living room of their home in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are polygamists and members of the FLDS. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah.     Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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  • Aug 10, 2008 -- COLORADO CITY: Members of the Jessop family have a prayer service in the living room of their home in Colorado City, AZ. The Jessops are polygamists and members of the FLDS. Colorado City and neighboring town of Hildale, UT, are home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) which split from the mainstream Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) after the Mormons banned plural marriage (polygamy) in 1890 so that Utah could gain statehood into the United States. The FLDS Prophet (leader), Warren Jeffs, has been convicted in Utah of "rape as an accomplice" for arranging the marriage of teenage girl to her cousin and is currently on trial for similar, those less serious, charges in Arizona. After Texas child protection authorities raided the Yearning for Zion Ranch, (the FLDS compound in Eldorado, TX) many members of the FLDS community in Colorado City/Hildale fear either Arizona or Utah authorities could raid their homes in the same way. Older members of the community still remember the Short Creek Raid of 1953 when Arizona authorities using National Guard troops, raided the community, arresting the men and placing women and children in "protective" custody. After two years in foster care, the women and children returned to their homes. After the raid, the FLDS Church eliminated any connection to the "Short Creek raid" by renaming their town Colorado City in Arizona and Hildale in Utah.     Photo by Jack Kurtz / ZUMA Press
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