BYU students help uncover buried treasures from Provo's first tabernacle torn down in 1919

As the LDS Church finalizes plans to build a temple within the walls of the fire-ravaged Provo Tabernacle, history from an even earlier building at the site is being studied.

Little by little, archaeologists and students from BYU are working in cooperation with the Church History and Temple departments of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to unearth Provo's first tabernacle, a building known as the "old meetinghouse."

It stood just north of the existing Provo Tabernacle, which was gutted by a fire more than a year ago.

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