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Located south of Provo, Utah, is artistic Springville. In 1776, Catholic explorers were the first to map this region. Native Americans enjoyed this locale for its abundance of wild game and its ready access to water. Brigham Young, a president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, asked men to examine the area in 1848. Capt. Aaron Johnson and the few families who were asked to settle here arrived in mid-afternoon on September 18, 1850. Hobble Creek was the first name given to the settlement, and that title is still used today by some local venues. In 1853, the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah approved the city charter, and the first municipal election took place. Springville was then officially named after the large springs in the vicinity.
ISBN: 9781467124898
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Utah
Series: Images of America
Images: 184
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author April Clawson lives in Mapleton, Utah, a sister city to Springville. The Springville Historical Society, located in Springville, is a treasure trove of historical artifacts, photographs, journals, and books, and it is staffed by dedicated men and women who strive to preserve the memories of this significant and memorable city. Many of the images in this book appear courtesy of the Springville Historical Society collection.
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