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; In From Fort to Village: Provo 1850-1854, Prominent local historian D. Robert Carter provides yet another look back into the early history of Provo.
It begins just after the Battle of Provo River, while the settlement is in its second year of existence. Leaders of the settlement are in the midst of defining effective Indian policies and deciding how best to deal with those who preceded them as inhabitants of the area.
Armed with exhaustive research and a wry wit, Carter leads us through the next five years of Provo's existence. During this period, the original old fort known as "Fort Utah" undergoes expansion and ultimately relocation.
You will witness the evolution of the governmental authority in the new settlement, the formal nesses, new neighbors, hard winters, and scarcity of food and clothing became real obstacles and challenges for what became a rapidly growing community.
Those familiar with Provo will discover family names that correspond to contemporary buildings in the city. Geographic locations of events are carefully pinpointed and names and /or locations of places are compared with today's street and streams.
It will be hard to read this work and not be inspired by the lives of those who literally built our city.
The portrayal of the struggles and joys of these early settlers will surely provide enhanced perspective and greater appreciation for these remarkable people for generations to come.
; 6" x 9"; 262 pages; 9781576361887