Since our next destination was the Phoenix, Arizona area, looking at a map I saw that Colorado City was about an hour out of our way. I decided that I wanted to go there. I was aware of the FLDS, the concept of Polygamist Mormons, the crimes of Warren Jeffs, but I was unaware that this mostly took place in Colorado City/Hilldale – Twin cities on the Arizona and Utah border. I was also unaware of the very unique situation this small town is going through at the moment. Much of what I learned is after the fact, as a good internet connection was hard to come by, and we decided on this excursion the night before we were to leave.
Driving through Kanab, Utah we pulled over at a gas station and carwash combo. At the pump in front of us was a sister wife. Looking at the license plate, which simply said “Jessop”, I was a little dumbstruck. Both Nicole and I took pictures from inside our car with our cell phones, not wanting to be obvious.