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Blue Bench Irrigation Company


The Blue Bench Irrigation Company (1913-1949) provided water for farmers in the Blue Bench homestead in Duchesne County.

The Blue Bench Irrigation Company was founded in 1913 and funded by Latter Day Saint entrepreneur Jesse Knight. The company was formed to divert water onto the Blue Bench homestead in Duchesne County. The canal underwent several structural problems, and despite Knight's financial efforts, was bought by Duschesne County after World War II in 1949. The project resulted in a serious financial loss for Knight and failure for many farmers in the area.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Jesse Knight papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1434
Scope and Contents Collection includes various biographical materials including patriarchal blessings, biography of Knight by Inez Knight Allen, funeral tributes to Knight, legal and financial records of the Blue Bench Irrigation Company and correspondence concerning the Jesse Knight Trust Fund established for Brigham Young University students. Also included are writings about Knight by Mark Allen.
Dates: 1856-1945