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Provo Lake Resort Company records, 1891-1900

Identifier: MSS 3895 Series 1
This series contains meeting minutes, account books, stock cerfiticates, promissory notes, recept, letter of resignation, and financial statements.


  • 1891-1900

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Open for public research.

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Permission to publish material from the Provo Lake Resort Company record must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.


2 folders

Organizational History

The Provo Lake Resort Company was incorporated in February 1891 when land and facilities that had previously been owned by the Garden City Bathing Resort were purchased. The original directors were William Probert, Isaac Fordonski, Joseph F. Thompson, Charles A. Allen, and Peter Stubbs, with Fordonski acting as superintendent. The resort was located on Utah Lake, just south of the mouth of the Provo River, and provided various recreational activities including boating, bathing, and a saloon.

From the Board of Directors minutes it is clear that the company was plagued with financial problems and was not profitable during the 1890s. Although it is unclear when the Provo Lake Resort Company ceased operations, recreation at Utah Lake declined in the early 1900s due to a drought that lowered the water level.

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Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States