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Chief Sowiette
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member JacobBarlow
N 40° 14.498 W 111° 40.028
12T E 443254 N 4454790
Quick Description: Chief Sowiette in front of the Provo DUP museum.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 5/13/2007 12:27:28 PM
Waymark Code: WM1HN7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member J.A.R.S.
Views: 66

Long Description:
Provo's Pioneer Museum

In February of 1930, the Sons and Daughters of the Utah Pioneers decided to construct a memorial building where cherished pioneer artifacts could be preserved and enjoyed by others. The group selected a plot of ground that had been the site of the second Fort built by the early settlers of Provo in 1850.  In later years, the Sons established a Pioneer Village adjacent to the museum.

Today the Sons of the Utah Pioneers operate the Village, and the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers operate the Museum. Recently a new monument was added, between the village and the museum, honoring Chief Sowiette,  the Native American Chief who saved the pioneers from massacre while they were living in the Fort on this site.  This new monument was carved by Rand Oertle, a local artist.

Type of wood carving: Chainsaw carving

Artist's Name: Rand Oertle

Approximate size/height: 7 feet

Other type: Not listed

Type of wood: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
All logs must be the result of an actual visit to the wooden carving.
"Visited" only remarks will not be accepted.
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