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Provo’s cultural heart broken by Tabernacle fire

Provo’s cultural heart broken by Tabernacle fire

By Donald w. Meyers, KRISTEN Moulton and bob mims The Salt Lake Tribune
Updated Dec 18, 2010 12:40AM MDT
Provo • The venerable Provo Tabernacle hosted everyone from U.S. presidents to a Russian composer to myriad rosy-cheeked children in its long history at the heart of Provo’s cultural life. On Friday, fire burned a hole in that heart, leaving the iconic building a blackened ruin, and many community members mourning its possible demise. “I started crying, and I still am,” said Jennie Vaughn, who came from Orem on Friday morning when she heard the LDS Church-owned tabernacle was on fire. “I think a...
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