145 years ago today - Jun 9, 1878

[Orin Porter Rockwell]

Orrin Porter Rockwell died of natural causes on 9 June 1878 in Salt Lake City, while awaiting trial on Aiken murder charges. Rockwell's notoriety followed him to the grave, and grew, unencumbered by fact. The Salt Lake Tribune editorialized that he "participated in at least a hundred murders . . . ." He has remained in the eyes of the public one of the best known of the early Mormon settlers of Utah.

[Utah History Encyclopedia: Orin Porter Rockwell, http://www.uen.org/utah_history_encyclopedia/]

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