A three-day tour of the Mormon colonies in Chihuahua, Mexico, is being sponsored by the Utah State Historical Society in cooperation with American Heritage Tours Oct. 19-22.

Colonia Diaz, the first Mormon settlement, was established in 1885 as a refuge for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Utah and Arizona who where subject to arrest because of their practice of polygamy. By 1912, more than 4,000 Mormons had settled in a number of towns and villages in both Chihuahua and Sonora provinces.The October tour will visit Colonia Diaz, Colonia Juarez, Colonia Dublan, Corrallitos, Nuevos Casas Grandes and Ascension.

Cost of the tour is $565 (double occupancy) or $615 (single occupancy) and includes roundtrip airfare from Salt Lake City to El Paso, Texas, bus transportation in Mexico, lodging and some meals.

For more information call 566-2662.