Welcome to the Historical Education Page. The point of this page is to teach and inform the residents of Providence about the history of our wonderful home.
Managed by the Historic Preservation Commission
From the beginning the community of Providence looked to the hills for the necessities of life:
Logs for Cabins, Fences, Fires, and Railroad ties; Rocks for Homes and Chapels.
Over the years, certain smells have been familiar to the people of Providence...
The Utah-Idaho Central Railroad: Northern Utah’s Interurban Experience is complete and published live on Utah State University’s online collection of digital exhibits. Please click here to view the exhibit.
The Canals of Providence City exhibit explores the history of the canals which have carried water to Providence City, Utah, since its founding in 1859.
The Forgotten Fruitway: Folk Perspectives on Fruit Farming on the Providence Bench 1940 – 1980 by Amy C. Mxwell, Utah State University is a thesis that explores fruit production in Providence City, especially on the north and south benches.
Hear from one of Providence's many residents who called Providence home and what it was like to live here.
Eight commemorative plaques offer brief glimpses into Providence City’s past. The plaques are placed throughout the City and we've provided a brief summary and location for each.
Eighteen historic buildings are highlighted in A Stroll Through History, Walking Tour of Providence City.
The first cemetery in Providence was located at the south end of First West street, in a plot owned in 1948 by Eldon Janes family which later became the site of Cherrywood subdivision. Probably the first person to be buried here was Magdalene Theurer, who died the day of her birth, December 23,…
From the 1920s Providence bench was well know as an area full of orchards and small fruit farms.
With each family entering the valley in 1859, came their family cow, their oxen to pull the wagons and plow the fields, their sheep for clothing, their horses to ride, their swine for meat, and tucked away in a crate in the back of the wagon the family flock of chickens.