Report on the Great Salt Lake Diking Project
Scope and Contents note
The Great Salt Lake Diking Project, a typewritten engineering report prepared by Jacob L. Crane, Jr. in 1933 for the Research Corporation of New York, concerns the diking of the Great Salt Lake east of Antelope Island to create a fresh water embayment of particular use to Salt Lake City, Utah. Information in the report, such as historical background, electric power, the Salt Lake Basin watershed, hydrology, importance of water storage, and estimated cost pertain to the feasibility of the project. Also contained in the report is a list of material used in the survey conducted by Jacob L. Crane as well as the men he interviewed in Utah. The typescript was received by the Utah governor's office in January 1934.
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Jacob Leslie Crane, Jr., also known as Jacob L. Crane, was born on September 14, 1892 in Benzonia, Michigan. During his career as an engineer, Jacob L. Crane was the planning consultant for the Great Salt Lake Diking Project in Utah. In 1933, he prepared a report for the Research Corporation in New York, New York to determine the feasibility of the project. Later in life, Jacob L. Crane wrote Urban Planning-Illusion and Reality: A New Philosophy for Planned City Building, published in 1973. On the front of the book he was coined as the "Grandfather" of the worldwide urban planning movement.
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Typewritten engineering report prepared for the Research Corporation of New York concerning the diking of the Great Salt Lake east of Antelope Island to create a fresh water embayment of particular use to Salt Lake City. Typescript was received by the Utah governor's office in January 1934.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
The Great Salt Lake Diking Project report was a gift from D.J. Cannon to the Harold B. Lee Library in 1975.
Environmental history (20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VI, 2007).
Processing Information note
Processed; Stacie Rhead; August 28, 2008.
- Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Antelope Island (Utah) -- Description and travel
- Business, Industry, Labor, and Commerce
- Economics and Banking
- Environment and Conservation
- Environmental Conditions
- Fisheries and Wildlife
- Great Salt Lake (Utah) -- Description and travel
- Politics, Government, and Law
- Public Finance
- Public Works
- Territorial Government
- Utah. State Planning Board -- History
- Water -- Storage -- Utah
- Water and Water Rights
- Water resources development -- Utah
- Register of Report on the Great Salt Lake Diking Project
- Stacie Rhead and Benjamin Sipes
- 2010 June 23
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- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
- National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Western Waters (WWDL) Grant, 2007-2010