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|Length:||1 hour, 15 minutes.|
|Released:||August 8th, 2004|
It was a time of unlocked doors and doors opening to remarkable post-war growth. Life was simpler. Many of those who lived in Provo and its surrounding communities during the 1950s say it was the happiest time of their lives.
Host Ted Capener takes viewers back to Provo's golden era, when Geneva Steel was the largest employer in Utah County, and Brigham Young University experienced incredible growth, doubling in size. Students flocked to the school from around the country, and one could tell if a BYU co-ed was from California or Utah by whether or not she rolled her socks.
The Saturday streets of downtown Provo were packed with folks from all parts of the valley, coming to shop at Firmage's, Clark's, Penney's and Kress's. Friday and Saturday nights saw packed houses at the Paramount, Academy, Uinta and Strand Theatres. And the SCERA Theatre and Recreation Center in Orem was a gathering place for young and old in the '50s. Take a trip down memory lane with the people who remember Provo in the 1950s.
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