Provo is one of Utah's oldest historic sites. Still a medium-sized town, it has kept its pristine antique quality, its quaint buildings, and its relaxed atmosphere, which won it the title "Most Stressless City of the Nation" according to the 2004 Sperling list. Building on faith, dedication, and hard work, early citizens faced settlement challenges to form a sensible government, establish Brigham Young University, and generate devoted intellectuals who made great strides in their fields. It is Provo people who began WordPerfect, helped invent television, and established Novell, NuSkin, and other national companies. Boasting a picturesque collection of buildings, Provo still maintains high standards, a strong work ethic, and a profound commitment toward industrial progress and technology.
Author Bio: Marilyn Brown, accomplished author of the award-winning Provo novel The Earthkeepers and a nonfiction Provo history published by BYU Press, joins freelance editor Valerie Holladay to photograph and write about their beloved town. All of the historic images, unless otherwise designated, are made possible by the graciousness of Tom Wells and the L. Tom Perry Special Collections at the Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University.
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