Fisher, George A.
George Andrew Fisher born July 4, 1883 in Park City, Utah. He married Annie McMillan. In 1917, he and his brother Donald Gail bought 4,000 acres in the Heber Valley area, which Fisher called “Keetley”, after the original settler of the area. He leased this land to Fred Isamu Wada for the use of Japanese American refugees in 1942, after an evacuation order forced Japanese Americans to leave California. He served as the mayor, chief of police, and chief of the fire department of Keetley from the 1920s until his death in 1954. He died on July 17, 1954 in Heber City, Utah.
Citation:FindAGrave.com, via WWW, October 21, 2020 (George A. Fisher; b. July 4, 1883 in Park City, Utah; d. July 17, 1954 in Heber City, Utah)
Marilyn Curtis White Papers, 1890-1990 (George A. Fisher; m. Annie Mcmillan; 1917 bought 4,000 acres in the Heber Valley area and called it “Keetley”; leased this land to Wada for use of Japanese American refugees in 1942; served as the mayor, chief of police, and chief of the fire department of Keetley, 1920s-1954)
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Includes research materials on Keetley, Utah, collected by Marilyn Curtis White. Contains academic theses, letters, clippings, maps, and articles, many of which are photocopies. Includes research materials on Fred Wada, the leader of the Keetley camp, and Keetley pioneer George A. Fisher. Materials are dated 1890 to 1990.