Obed: Death of a Mormon Colony

Obed Excavations

Publication: Archaeology Southwest, Vol. 19, No.2

Author: Alan Ferg

Date of Publication: 2005

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An apparently ideal location turned dangerous not long after the Mormon colonists chose the site on which to build the Obed Fort in 1876. The site was located next to two freshwater springs feeding a lush cienega, full of cattails and fish, that the Mormon colonists named Obed Meadow.