In 1911 which community won the “Best Kept and Most Progressive City” in Utah?
b. Salt Lake City
c. Fountain Green
C The children trying to pay attention in school
Visitors of the Provo Pioneer Museum are able to step back in time as they study fourteen paintings by pioneer artist Samuel H. Jepperson. In 1900 he painted Fort Utah as it would have appeared shortly after the stockade was completed in January of 1850. The careful observer can tell that the palisade had just been erected, as a few surplus poles can be seen lying in the snow in front of the fort. The stark winter scene is beautiful and serene. The little cabins appear to be cozy and secure, trees line the banks of the Provo River, and majestic snow-covered mountains can be seen in the background.
A bastion in the center of the fort supports a cannon that can be fired in case of danger, but Jepperson painted the fort as it would have appeared on a peaceful day. The open gate welcomes some Indian visitors. Their visits were frequent, and it was not uncommon for schoolchildren to be distracted from their lessons by Indian children peeking in at them though the windows and doorway of the cabin that served as their schoolhouse.
Lesson Committee, Museum Memories-Daughters of Utah Pioneers, (Salt Lake City, Talon Printing, 2010), 2: 102-103.