Among the Ruins of a Polygamous Sect
Short Creek residents rebuild their town
Just off a two-lane Utah highway, past a series of weed-sprung lots, past where the paved road turns to dirt, you’ll find the modest offices of the United Effort Plan Trust (UEP). It’s an obscure organization, but one which holds nearly all the land within this 13-square-mile territory, known as Short Creek. Inside the building, which smells faintly of fresh paint, you’ll find the friendly Jeff Barlow, sitting behind his desk in a blue t-shirt, making his pitch for why, in spite of all appearances to the contrary, Short Creek is taking off. + Continue reading on Religion & Politics.
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