Loomis Dean*

04.09.2012 in12:26 in Miscellaneous -->


LIFE: Raid on a Polygamist Town


As the presidential candidacy of Mitt Romney sparks a renewed fascination with Mormonism in all its forms, LIFE.com offers a series of pictures — most of which never ran in LIFE — made by photographer Loomis Dean during a badly botched governmental attempt to stomp out a small, fundamentalist (and polygamist) Mormon community in Arizona, 59 years ago this week.