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Provo Lake Resort Company miscellaneous documents, 1890 June 27

Identifier: MSS 3895 Series 2

Scope and Contents note

This series contains stock certificate for Benjamin Bachman for 10 shares ($100 per share) in the Utah County Savings Bank; signed by President A. O. Smoot; 1 page.


  • 1890 June 27


Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

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.

Organizational History

From the Collection:

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.


2 folders

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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