In 1903 BYA became BYU and Karl A. Miller (BS ’32) was born. Just a few years later, on Jan. 16, 1908, Miller, a BYU kindergartener, and more than 1,600 other people hiked to Temple Hill, then just a pasture dotted with sego lilies. After forming a living block Y for this photo, the group listened as Church President Joseph F. Smith dedicated the site for the “University of Zion.” “It was a glorious day for us to see something in the future,” says Miller, now 104 years old. “We had no idea it would ever develop into a university like it is today.”
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