Fireworks over Short Creek

Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune The view of the Vermillion Cliffs towering over the twin towns of Short Creek (Hildale, UT, and Colorado City, AZ) is usually seen on news articles and the covers of books detailing the secretive world of the polygamous FLDS church. But as members continue to leave the sect, the towns are becoming more and more open. Here, a large fireworks display during a celebration that brought thousands out to celebrate Independence Day, on Saturday July 2, 2016.

Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune The view of the Vermillion Cliffs towering over the twin towns of Short Creek (Hildale, UT, and Colorado City, AZ) is usually seen on news articles and the covers of books detailing the secretive world of the polygamous FLDS church. But as members continue to leave the sect, the towns are becoming more and more open. Here, a large fireworks display during a celebration that brought thousands out to celebrate Independence Day, on Saturday July 2, 2016.

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