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Provo in Utah County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Utah Lake Resorts

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
1. Utah Lake Resorts Marker
Inscription.  Settlers of the Utah Lake area, attracted by its sandy beaches, built resorts which provided dancing, boating, swimming and picnicking. The earliest sites and their proprietors were “Woodbury Park” Pleasant Grove 1880, B.W. Driggs Jr., “Old Lake”, first called “Snail Island”, Provo 1883, Don H. Corry and R.H. Dodd; “Geneva”, Orem 1888, John Dallin; “Lincoln Beach“, 1892, John Hallett; “American Fork”, 1892, Chas. Roberts & Samuel Dean; “Murdock”, Lehi 1894, George Murdock. “Saratoga”, a warm spring resort near the lake west of Lehi was built in the late 1860’s by John Beck, and is still in operation in 1970.
 
Erected 1970 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 369.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1880.
 
Location. 40° 14.2′ N, 111° 43.9′ W. Marker is in Provo, Utah,
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By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
2. Utah Lake Resorts Marker
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in Utah County. Marker is at the intersection of West Center Street and South Airport Dike Road, on the left when traveling west on West Center Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Provo UT 84601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Utah (approx. 2 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Octogon House (approx. 3.4 miles away); Provo's Mormon Pioneers (approx. 3.4 miles away); First Tabernacle (approx. 3.4 miles away); Craghead Field (approx. 3˝ miles away); Provo's Liberty Bell (approx. 3˝ miles away); Site of the Old Provo High School (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Provo.
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
3. Utah Lake Resorts Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 28, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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