Provo was originally called Fort Utah when it was settled in 1849 by 33 Mormon families from Salt Lake City, but was re-named Provo in 1850 for Étienne Provost, a French-Canadian trapper who arrived in the region in 1825.
Provo in Southern VictoryEdit
During the Second Great War, the Mormons rose in revolt once more. A key defensive position against the U.S. Army proved to be Provo. The Americans hit a stone wall, being forced to fight street by street into the center of town under constant attacks by Mormon soldiers and civilian insurgents. The fighting raged well into the winter and spring of 1942, when the USA finally cleared the city of remaining insurgents.