President Oaks Did What?

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On February 13, 1975, dressed in nineteenth century costume, President Dallin H. Oaks (He was the former President of BYU from 1971 – 1980) rode on a scraper and drove a team of giant Clydesdale horses to break ground for the new Centennial Carillon Tower.

Provo Mayor Russell Grange, Dr. Lorin F. Wheelwright (assistant to the president and director of the BYU Centennial celebration), and others tried their hand at the vanishing method of earth removal. Present also were Fred Markham (architect) and a representative of Paulson Construction Company, contractors for the project.


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