The Provo Tabernacle: 1882-1896

By Anna Jean Backus  The Provo Tabernacle, once known as the Provo Utah Stake Tabernacle, stood as a grand old building that made a statement in the thriving community of Provo. Its magnificent beauty was brought about by pioneers who had need for a fitting edifice to express glory unto God. It was with fortitude, […]

A Chronology of Important Events: June 1887

Compiled by Andrew Jenson, Editor and Publisher of the “Historical Record” The population of the Sandwich Islands organized and assumed control of the Hawaiian kingdom, discontinuing the Gibson ministry, etc. A number of people were killed by Indians in Arizona. Russia was visited by an earthquake, in which many people lost their lives. Floods did […]

A Chronology of Important Events: May 1887

Complied by Andrew Jenson, Editor and Publisher of the “Historical Record” MAY Monday, May 2 George Naylor who had served his term of imprisonment in the Utah Penitentiary for unlawful cohabitation was set at liberty. Miles Williams, of North Point, Salt Lake Co., was arrested, and the following day placed under $1,500 bonds and held under […]

New Use for Old Mill

This article originally appeared in the May-June 1972 issue of Pioneer Magazine The Old Washington Cotton factory at St. George has been purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Byron McLeese to be refurbished and used as a restaurant and social center with rooms for displays and artifacts. Mr. and Mrs. McLeese are residents of St. George. […]