Lakeview Park, one of Provo’s Parks.
Canyon View Park is owned and managed by Utah County. This park gives broad access to Provo River for fishing, play, or skipping rock. In addition to several covered picnic tables, Canyon View Park features a nature trail that criss-crosses the river and has several signs explaining plant and animal life. It is also a very popular birding spot.
A list of some of the historic homes in Provo.
The Brick Oven History
Brick Oven has been around for as long as most locals can remember. Back in 1956, Stadium Lunch was converted into one of Provo’s first pizza parlors. A contest determined the first name – Heaps a Pizza.
At one time or another the landmark of Heaps a Pizza, Heaps, and Brick Oven have been the favorite hangout, first fate, engagement dinner, or family treat of most folks in Provo.
Stadium Lunch, Durfey Cleaners, Stadium Market, Campus Barber Shop and four houses, all on the corner of 150 East and 800 North, have given way to their growth since 1956.
Location: Pioneer Village, 500 West 600 North Provo, UTThe early Utah Lake fishing industry supported the beginnings of pioneer communities by providing a source of food to sustain life and income. The buildings here in this pioneer village are examples of life in those times.
Fish available in Utah Lake lured settlers to Utah Valley and inhabitants of the early settlements surrounding the lake benefited from the fishing resources of the lake. Utah Lake supplies an important food supply for the native inhabitants. The Native Americans traded dried fish to early Spanish explorers and to the pioneers during the early years of settlement after 1847.
Those early years saw the devastation of crops by Rocky Mountain Locusts or crickets with the worst plague occurring in 1855-56. This resulted in serious food shortages. The fish of Utah Lake then became crucial to the survival of the new settlers and fishing activity increased until the hungry were fed. During the Utah War in 1858 the fish resources in Utah Lake helped to feed the pioneers moving into Utah Valley from the North. The Squaw Peak Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers is pleased to provide this recognition for the importance of the Utah Lake Fishing industry to the early pioneers.
Location: Sowiette Park (North Park) approximately 600 N. on 500 W., Provo, Utah
Provo was settled by Mormon Pioneers March 12, 1849. East of this monument a second fort was built in April, 1850. It was here that the settlers were threatened with massacre by Chief Walker and his band of Indians, but were saved by Chief Sowiett’s stern warning, “When you attack you will find me and my braves defending!”
Let There Be Light
The Olmsted Power Plant, a historic structure, was constructed in 1904 by a predecessor to Rocky Mountain Power and is still in use today. The plant generates power from water diverted from the Provo River. During the last 100 years, water has reached the plant by both wooden flume and steel pipeline.