Provo Utah: History
Sites with information on the history of Provo and Utah Valley.
- Fold3 (*)
Fold3.com, by iArchives, offers a massive online collection of US military records stretching back to the Revolutionary War. The Site allows users to create their own memorial pages.
- Bancroft's History of Utah 1540-1886 (www.utlm.org)
An excellent 28 chapter online book concerning the history of Utah. Includes information on the Spanish Explorers who first discovered the region, indian history and a recount of the early settlers in the state.
- A Peculiar Journey to Utah (tracesofhistory.com)
Article on Elizabeth Cumming and the Army to Utah in 1857.
- Ancient Treasure Hunter (www.ancienttreasurehunter.com)
Information about indian artifacts, anthropology and exploration in Utah.
- Family History Network (www.everton.com)
The Everton Family History network creates tools to aid in geneological and historic research.
- Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (www.loc.gov)
The Library of Congress displays the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ceding Texas, Utah and other territories to the US for $15M. Signed on 2/2/1848, Utah became part of the US less than a year after the founding of Salt Lake City.
- Utah Historical Society (www.history.utah.gov)
A site by the State of Utah with articles on the history of Utah.
- Public Pioneer (pioneer.utah.gov)
Public Pioneer is a Utah.Gov site by the State's Library Division. Utah Pioneer provides Utahns access to archive databases. The also have a large number of public pages about Utah. This link goes to a brief history of Utah County.
- National Register of Historical Places (www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com)
Database on historical buildings in Provo and throughout the US.
- Dream-Relief Mine in Salem Utah (www.reliefmine.com)
The Dream Mine above Salem (est 1909 by John Koyle) will lead to the hidden chambers that store the Nephites hoards of gold, scriptural tablets and treasures in the latter days when God finally gets down to the serious business of smiting gentiles.
- Brigham Young University - Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org)
Wikipedia is an contributor edited online encyclopedia. This is the Wikipedia entry for Brigham Young University.
- Political Graveyard (politicalgraveyard.com)
A national site that lists politicians who lived in Utah County.
- Footnote (www.footnote.com) - review
Footnote.com is a place where original historical documents are combined with social networking in order to create a truly unique experience involving the stories of our past.
- Mojave Underground (mojaveunderground.com) - review
The Mojave Underground is a group interested in exploring and preserving abandonned mines.
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