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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Provo, Utah

 
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Location of Provo, Utah
    Utah County (114)
    Carbon County (39)
    Duchesne County (4)
    Juab County (26)
    Salt Lake County (233)
    Sanpete County (67)
    Tooele County (25)
    Wasatch County (1)
 
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1Utah (Utah County), Provo — 104 West CenterProvo Commercial Historic District
R. Spence Hines, a pharmacist who made his money in the Tintic mines, constructed this building in 1885 as a drug store and saloon (The Palace) and rebuilt it to its present shape in 1890. Hines was a member of the Independent Order of Old Fellows . . . Map (db m149034) HM
2Utah (Utah County), Provo — 110-120 West CenterProvo Commercial Historic District
Built in 1900 by Henry L. Southworth, this building was known historically as the Southworth Block and originally housed four businesses with a public hall on the second floor. Some of the businesses that operated in this building include the Palace . . . Map (db m149032) HM
3Utah (Utah County), Provo — A Place of Gathering
The Meetinghouse (left) and the Utah Stake Tabernacle (right) as they appeared circa 1885. The baptistry is located in front of the meetinghouse. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have gathered on this . . . Map (db m149091) HM
4Utah (Utah County), Provo — 376 — Brigham Young Academy
In October 1875, President Brigham Young executed a deed of trust to establish an academy. First classes were held in January 1876, Warren N. Dusenberry, Principal. Karl G. Maeser became Principal April 1876 to 1892. First school held on this site . . . Map (db m149027) HM
5Utah (Utah County), Provo — Brigham Young Academy Square
This block is named Brigham Young Academy Square in recognition of its vital history. In 1875, Brigham Young, then President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, founded Brigham Young Academy in Provo, Utah. He appointed a board of . . . Map (db m146798) HM
6Utah (Utah County), Provo — Craghead Field
This was the former site of Craghead Field and the location of the Western Boys Baseball Association Little League World Series in 1961. Named after Jack Craghead, owner of Craghead Plumbing, this field was home to the American and Central Boys . . . Map (db m149448) HM
7Utah (Utah County), Provo — Dr. Barney Clark
In memory of Dr. Barney Clark and his tremendous courage and pioneering spirit. Dr. Barney Clark dedicated his life to the practice and advancement of medicine from his entry into medical school until his death. Dr. Clark was a vital . . . Map (db m149106) HM
8Utah (Utah County), Provo — 1 — Escalante Trail
Fray Francisco Silvestre Velez De Escalante and Fray Francisco Atanasio Dominguez, two Catholic Priests of the Franciscan Order accompanied by their attendants Don Juan Pedro Cisneros - Lucrecio Muniz Don Dernardo Miera Y Pacheco - . . . Map (db m149097) HM
9Utah (Utah County), Provo — 249 — First Tabernacle
In 1856 this ground was dedicated as a site for Utah Stake Tabernacle. Construction commenced in 1863. Edifice was three stories high, 81 feet long, 47 feet wide, belfry 80 feet. Built of adobe with rock foundation 7 feet at base, 4 feet at top. A . . . Map (db m149446) HM
10Utah (Utah County), Provo — 22 — Fort Utah
The original settlement at Provo (Fort Utah) was established March 12, 1849 by President John S. Higbee, with Isaac Higbee and Dimick B. Huntington, counselors, and about 30 families or 150 persons, sent from Salt Lake City by President Brigham . . . Map (db m149025) HM
11Utah (Utah County), Provo — Historic Utah County CourthouseUtah Historic Site
The Provo City and County Building, now called the Historic Utah County Courthouse, was built between 1920-1926. Joseph Nelson, the architect, traveled with a committee to the West Coast to gather ideas from other administration buildings, prepared . . . Map (db m149096) HM
12Utah (Utah County), Provo — 297 — Pioneer Burial Grounds
In 1853, the original four blocks of this cemetery became the final burial ground for Provo Pioneers who were first buried in Fort Field, Grandview and Temple Hill and later moved to this cemetery. Some residents preferred to leave their dead . . . Map (db m149101) HM
13Utah (Utah County), Provo — 126 — Pioneer Cemetery
During the years between 1860 and 1879 this plot of ground was used as a burial place for the pioneers. It was the junction where three farms joined. A child of Joseph Thompson was the first person interred, but as the owners objected to their land . . . Map (db m149449) HM
14Utah (Utah County), Provo — 296 — Provo Woolen Mills
In 1870-72, four rods north of this site, Provo Woolen Factory was built at a cost of $155,000. Main building was stone, 65 x 145 ft., 4 stories high; another was 33 x 134 ft., 2 1/2 stories. A county court house built on this block in 1867 and John . . . Map (db m149098) HM
15Utah (Utah County), Provo — Provo's Liberty Bell
This ship's bell is from the valiant USS Wasatch, flagship of the Seventh Fleet under Admiral Thomas C. Kincaid. the ship is famous for its outstanding service in the South Pacific during World War II. Official Navy records state that during the . . . Map (db m149026) HM
16Utah (Utah County), Provo — Provo's Mormon Pioneers
Provo was settled by Mormon pioneers March 12, 1849. East of this monument a second fort was built in April, 1850. It was here that the settlers were threatened with massacre by Chief Walker and his Band of Indians, but were saved by Chief Sowiett's . . . Map (db m149444) HM
17Utah (Utah County), Provo — Site of the Old Provo High School
August 20, 1912, the Board of Education agreed, "That a high school be established in Provo City." The so-called high school began with "one year" then "two years" and then more until it became a four year school. At the close of the school year . . . Map (db m149028) HM
18Utah (Utah County), Provo — 360 — Startup Candy Factory
In 1868 William D. Startup brought across the plains the tools of candymaking: scales, iron edging bars, drop machine, shears and hooks. After pursuing his profession in Salt Lake City, he moved to Provo and built the first candy factory in 1875. . . . Map (db m149100) HM
19Utah (Utah County), Provo — N-160 — The Knight BlockUtah Historic Site
The Knight Block, designed by Architect Richard C. Watkins, was constructed for Jesse Knight in 1900. The building served as the financial headquarters for the mining, manufacturing, agricultural, and commercial activities for one of Utah's most . . . Map (db m149095) HM
20Utah (Utah County), Provo — 568 — The Octogon House
Henry Larkin Southworth’s large two-story Octagon House and Store were built on this site in the early 1850’s. John Henry Smith, young son of Apostle George A. Smith, hauled the oversized adobe brick to build the two-feet-thick walls. Artisans, . . . Map (db m149030) HM
21Utah (Utah County), Provo — 369 — Utah Lake Resorts
Settlers of the Utah Lake area, attracted by its sandy beaches, built resorts which provided dancing, boating, swimming and picnicking. The earliest sites and their proprietors were “Woodbury Park” Pleasant Grove 1880, B.W. Driggs Jr., . . . Map (db m149023) HM
 
Jun. 18, 2021