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(prō`vō), city (1990 pop. 86,835), seat of Utah co., N central Utah, on the Provo River near Utah Lake; inc. 1851. It is a distribution, processing, and manufacturing center in an extensive mining (silver, lead, copper, gold) and irrigated farm and fruit area. A major source of employment is a large steel mill nearby. Among the manufactures in Provo are electronic equipment, apparel, concrete and metal products, herbal products and health supplements, and computer software. There is also book publishing, coal tar refining, and iron casting. The city was settled by Mormons in 1849 and successfully defended against Native Americans in a war from 1865 to 1868. Railroad connections from Salt Lake City (1873) and Scofield (1878) made it a shipping point for the region's mines. The city grew considerably in the late 20th cent. Provo is the seat of Brigham Young Univ. Nearby are the Uinta National Forest, with headquarters in Provo; a state fish hatchery; a wild bird refuge; and Provo Peak (11,070 ft/3,374 m).

Provo,

river, c.70 mi (110 km) long, rising in the Uinta Mts., NE Utah, and flowing SW past Provo to Utah Lake. It was early used for irrigation, but after Utah Lake was badly depleted in the 1930s, the Bureau of Reclamation rehabilitated the old irrigation installations and built new ones centering on the Provo River. The project also gets water from the Weber River by a canal (built 1929–30; enlarged 1941–47) and from the Duchesne River, a tributary of the Green River, by a tunnel (completed 1942) across the mountain divide. The water is used to irrigate the valley of Utah Lake and to supply the needs of the towns there; in addition, Salt Lake City is served by the 42-mi-long (68-km) Salt Lake Aqueduct (completed 1951). The Deer Creek Dam (completed 1941) is the chief dam on the Provo River; it impounds a large reservoir and has a power plant.

Provo

 

a city in the western USA, in Utah; located on the Provo River, near Utah Lake, in the foothills of the Wasatch Range. Population, 53,000 (1970); with the town of Orem and suburbs, 138,000. Provo has plants for the production of cement and bricks. Ferrous metallurgy is an important industry, and canned fruits and vegetables and dairy products are also produced. Gold, silver, and copper are mined in the area. The city was founded in 1849 by the Mormons. It has a Mormon university (founded 1875).

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The Garda report found a substantial legacy from the republican terror group which must be addressed was the influence former Provos have on dissidents - 70 people were charged from November 1, 2010, with terror offences including IRA membership, firearms and explosives offences, 33 of whom were considered former Provos.
Yesterday, his grieving partner, three children, dad Jimmy and mum Isobel looked on as one of the most senior Provos to be murdered in 30 years was buried with full IRA honours.
Provos adds phishers are geographically dispersed and to avoid detection they stay online for less than an hour.
The dissidents have also been seeking to recruit Provos who are becoming increasingly frustrated at the lack of political progress.
Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan said there is no evidence of recruitment to the Provos ranks in "recent years".
The development will come as a major blow to the peace process coming just weeks after the Provos advised all members to dump arms and move away from illegal activities.
It also had a video showing Provos holding guns and wearing balaclavas and other terrorist propaganda.
It is believed the January report is to give the Provos time to clean up their act and honour their statement.
The Provos and later the Real IRA prized their "engineers" more than any other of their members.
But during the 80s it did play a very useful role for the Provos.
The bodies of Seamus Wright and Kevin McKee were recovered from a shallow grave on reclaimed bogland in June during a dig to find a third man killed and Disappeared by the Provos.