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ID: 7014298
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Provo (inhabited place)  Provo (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 40 14 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 40.2333  decimal degrees
Long: 111 39 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -111.6500  decimal degrees

Note: Located in N central Utah on Provo river; Spanish explorers reached here ca. 1776; Mormons were first settlers; city survived "Indian War" of 1865-1868; developed as a mining center after arrival of railroad.

Names:
Provo (preferred,C,V)  ............ named for French-Canadian trapper Etienne Provost in 1850
Ft. Utah (H,V)  ............ established as a defense against Ute Indian attacks, name changed to Provo in 1850
Provo City (C,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Utah (state)  ............  Utah (state) (P)
Hierarchy of Utah (county)  ................  Utah (county) (P)
Hierarchy of Provo (inhabited place)  ....................  Provo (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded by a Mormon colonizing mission sent by Brigham Young in 1849, incorporated 1851
city (C)
county seat (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  for cast iron, steel & steel products
manufacturing center (C)  ............  for electronic components, canning & textiles
transportation center (C)  ............  for rail from 1870s, spurred city's industrial development
mining center (C)  ............  for silver, copper, lead & gold
educational center (C)  ............  for Brigham Young University (1875) which contributed to growth of city & for Utah Technical Center (1941)
tourist center (C)  ............  for headquarters of Uinta National Forest, Timpanogos Cave National Monument, bird refuge & fish hatchery

Sources and Contributors:
Ft. Utah..........  [VP]
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 751
Provo..........  [BHA, VP Preferred]
..............  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 759
..............  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 751
..............  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS49013935
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..............  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 984
Provo City..........  [VP]
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS49013935
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 759
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) IX, 751
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS49013935
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 984
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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