“After Rockwell’s return to Utah, his reputation grew to legendary proportions. Stories of heinous murders of gentiles traveling west, killed either for booty or just for Danite revenge, were talked about in whispers. Rumors also spread that any apostate Mormon who spoke out against the church in public or private might meet his maker at the hands of the territory’s most famous hit man. For the children of Utah, Rockwell became their official boogey man.”

https://truewestmagazine.com/utahs-official-boogey-man

 

Utah Bloodbath

https://truewestmagazine.com/utah-bloodbath

 

Stories From the Life of Porter Rockwell – Trailer

www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWCh9nrGCV4

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