In the Hive

Early Salt Lake City grave robber faced grave consequences for his ghastly crime

Detail from The Salt Lake Herald – April 2, 1893

In 1862, pioneer Salt Lake City was up in arms over the revelation that the grave digger at the city cemetery had been digging up corpses to rob them of their clothes and jewelry. But how much of the story of Jean Baptiste is true and how much of it is legend?

Will Bagley, western historian and editor of the 16-part series Kingdom in the West: the Mormons and the American Frontier
Andy White, voice actor (as Brigham Young)

In the Hive
From local politics, to arts and culture, to history, the environment and beyond, “In the Hive” explores the issues and ideas that tie Utah together. Produced by KCPW Studios
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