The FLDS polygamist sect was based about a hundred miles southeast of here (before leader Warren Jeffs decamped for Texas, and then prison).
The former compound of Jeffs was auctioned off the other day. The winner was a former bodyguard who’d been awarded a $30M judgment because the FLDS community ruined his business after he went apostate.
Here it is, covering a large city block (perhaps about 6 acres), on Google Maps:
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Google Maps isn’t always cooperative: the compound is about half on the bottom of your screen, and you’ll have to scroll just a bit.
It’ll be great fun for those of you who can’t imagine living in God-forsaken wilderness to zoom out on the town.
Here’s the big house:
The entire compound was built with volunteer labor after Jeffs was sent to prison. He never lived here.
FWIW: For all of you that don’t have the misfortune of seeing polygamist women and children in Wal-Mart every week … it ain’t all it’s made outto be on reality TV.