My actual mail box, February 2003.


“Her name,” advised Tibb, “is as distinctive as her story:  Artemisia Foote.  She was named after her grandmother, a girl at Hawn’s Mill in western Missouri where Mormons were massacred in 1838 - men and little boys cornered in a blacksmith shop and shot like fish in a barrel.  They say the girl screamed while her father slid his friends down the well, one by one for mass burial.  I’ve never met the granddaughter, but she carries a lot of intrigue in Kane County, and a bit of baggage.  She’s back in the Foote homestead as I mentioned, not far from the Plantation.  She goes by her middle name ‘Sidnie,’ but most people just call her

The Virgin Lamb.

Rick Grunder - Books        ||        VirginLamb