Along State Street is a vine covered building that was once The Water Hole, one of the few bars in ultra-conservative Provo, Utah. The bar is gone, the sign is down, but Bud Olsen has stubbornly made the old place his home. The Water Hole has been known by three other names in its 47 year history, and 76 year old Bud can rattle them off with perfect clarity. Bud ran The Whip in Provo with his wife for many years. His wife passed in 2007, and the bar is what he has left. I wasn’t able to capture all of Bud’s history. He did allow me to take his picture in front of the bar. Someday it will be lost to the march of time.
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