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Friday, May 27, 2011

Originals

With all this nostalgizing I've been up to, I began to wonder just when it was that this tree got planted on the banks of the Utah Lake. I did a little hunting and found this image, taken in 1913, of the Spencer Junior High basketball team. Third from the left stands Joy O. Clegg, my great grandfather. I picked grandpa and grandma's brains for a while this morning and learned that in 1905, Joy came from Heber with his family to homestead in what is now the west half of UVU to Geneva Road. I checked the population at the time and all of Orem had just a few hundred citizens. The 2010 census recorded Orem's population at 88,328. 

I set my birthdate on facebook to 1905.

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