Hildale , Utah

Princess Party

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A princess party was thrown for several young FLDS girls in Colorado City, Ariz., Friday March 16, 2018, as a reward for reading books. Before the party, Lolly Bistline posed for a portrait.

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A princess party was thrown for several young FLDS girls in Colorado City, Ariz., Friday March 16, 2018, as a reward for reading books. Before the party, Kathy Bistline puts lipstick on her sister Lolly during their first experience with makeup.

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A princess party was thrown for several young FLDS girls in Colorado City, Ariz., Friday March 16, 2018, as a reward for reading books. Before the party, Angela showed her braids.




Colorado City , Arizona

Isaac Carling Cemetery

Love. Isaac W. Carling Memorial Park, Colorado City, Friday March 16, 2018.

Colorado City , Arizona

Around Short Creek

windmills, vermillion cliffs, Hildale/Colorado City, Friday March 16, 2018.


snow, vermillion cliffs, Hildale/Colorado City, Friday March 16, 2018.


homes, Hildale/Colorado City, Friday March 16, 2018.

homes, Hildale/Colorado City, Friday March 16, 2018.
homes, Hildale/Colorado City, Friday March 16, 2018.
homes, Hildale/Colorado City, Friday March 16, 2018.
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building in hildale industrial area, Saturday March 17, 2018. Yeah, I know what it was used for.

Cedar City , Utah

Johnson Family

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LeAnne Johnson and her children at their new Cedar City home, Wednesday May 24, 2017. The Johnson family relocated to Cedar City after being evicted from UEP Trust properties in Hildale and Colorado City three times. Children are: Larissa (12, green dress), RosaLe (10, brown dress), Janice (8, dark pink dress), Melinda (6, pink dress), and Willis (4).

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LeAnne Johnson and her children at their new Cedar City home, Wednesday May 24, 2017. The Johnson family relocated to Cedar City after being evicted from UEP Trust properties in Hildale and Colorado City three times. Children are: Larissa (12, green dress), RosaLe (10, brown dress), Janice (8, dark pink dress), Melinda (6, pink dress), and Willis (4).




Colorado City , Arizona

Morningside School Classrooms

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morningside school, Tuesday May 23, 2017.

Hildale , Utah

13th of 16, first to graduate

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Water Canyon High School graduate Danielle Barlow breaks down in tears in the arm of a friend, Paula Barlow, after a graduation ceremony in Hildale, Monday May 22, 2017. Barlow is the 13th of 16 children, and the first to earn a high school diploma.

Colorado City , Arizona

UEP Evictions: Richard Street

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FLDS children carry belongings as they are evicted from their Colorado City, AZ, home by the UEP Trust after refusing to sign an occupancy agreement, Wednesday May 10, 2017.

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FLDS children look on after being evicted from their Colorado City, AZ, home by the UEP Trust after refusing to sign an occupancy agreement, Wednesday May 10, 2017.

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UEP eviction of property at 345 N Richard St, Colorado City, AZ, Wednesday May 10, 2017. FLDS mother Lydia Bateman with some of her children and grandchildren after being evicted from her home.



Colorado City , Arizona

UEP Evictions: Central

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Two FLDS girls peer out of a window as the house across the street is evicted, in Colorado City, AZ, Tuesday May 9, 2017. The home they are standing in is also on the eviction list.






Colorado City , Arizona

UEP Evictions: 380 N Homestead

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FLDS women and children stand in the yard of their Colorado City, AZ, home as they are evicted, Tuesday May 9, 2017.

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An FLDS boy helps move a table from his Colorado City, AZ, home as they’re evicted, Tuesday May 9, 2017.

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An FLDS man struggles to remove a shed from a Colorado City, AZ, home as the UEP Trust evicts him, Tuesday May 9, 2017.

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A group of FLDS women and children look on as Mohave County Constable Mike Hoggard and the UEP Trust change the locks on their Colorado City, AZ, home, Tuesday May 9, 2017.






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As the UEP Trust evicts FLDS members from a Colorado City, AZ, home, a man tries to remove a shed and women and children look on, Tuesday May 9, 2017.

Colorado City , Arizona

UEP Evictions: 260 W Mohave

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FLDS women and children as they are evicted from their Colorado City, AZ, home, Tuesday May 9, 2017.
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FLDS women and children as they are evicted from their Colorado City, AZ, home, Tuesday May 9, 2017.

Colorado City , Arizona

UEP Evictions: 260 Central

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Locksmith Kelvin Holdaway and FLDS member Julia Johnson stand outisde of her Colorado City, AZ, property awaiting the outcome of a confrontation over her eviction, Tuesday May 9, 2017. Johnson was given more time to stay on the property before her eviction.

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FLDS member Julia Johnson confronts Mohave County Constable Mike Hoggard, disputing the UEP Trust’s ability to evict her from a property in Colorado City, AZ, Tuesday May 9, 2017. Locksmith Kelvin Holdaway in blue.