If Doniphan had not taken a courageous stand, Joseph Smith and other Church
leaders would have faced a firing squad without trial in 1838 instead of
spending the winter in Liberty jail. The event was dramatized for television in
1964 in the TV series based on John F. Kennedy's Pulitzer prize winning
book Profiles in Courage. Peter Lawford played the role of Doniphan.
And he has a street named after him in El Paso