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Looking Back: BYU’s Sagerooters


A black and white photo of a large group of students from 1907 dressed as cowboys after clearing out sagebrush from Orem. They pose in a large section of empty land in front of a mountain.
Photo courtesy of L. Tom Perry Special Collections, UAP2 F069

Known as “sagerooters,” this 1907 student crew helped clear sagebrush from BYU-owned land in what is now Orem. On this particular workday, students were serenaded by the BYU Band as they worked.

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