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

Frank H. Eastmond Park

Frank Hindley Eastmond (1892-1961)

 

— Clarissa Taylor Eastmond (1895-1961) —

 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
1. Frank H. Eastmond Park Marker
Inscription.  With wife Clarissa Taylor of Provo, Frank Hindley Eastmond upgraded and refurbished Saratoga Springs Resort and Farms in the 1930s. Saratoga now featured day-and-night warm-water swimming, regional ballroom dancing and baseball. The competition was keen and crowds from Lehi, American Fork Pleasant Grove and Lindon came along to cheer for their home teams.
Patrons from Salt Lake to Santaquin enjoyed Saratoga's Saturday-night dances under a bright moon casting a silver path across Utah Lake. By day the sun made a picture-perfect image of Mt. Timpanogos on the lake. Saratoga became a popular place for parties, family reunions, company picnics and camping trips.
Frank's efforts at Saratoga profited from his similar developments of Geneva Resort (near Geneva Steel Plant), and Park Ro-Shea (near Springville). He was also deeply involved in successful mining operations, as well as motel, outdoor theaters, and food services on sites from St. George to Salt Lake. He taught wood, metal and electronic shop as Irving Jr. High School in the Salt Lake District for thirty years where countless young me responded to his special way of teaching.
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By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
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As a modern business pioneer,he was on the cutting edge of the technology of his day, inventing a new kind of sand filtration for swimming pools and an innovative chlorination system.
The most important part of his rich and colorful legacy was his and Clarissa's family of five children. The property on which this park and the Utah Southern Railroad Depot were built was once owned by Frank and Clarissa Eastmond. It was donated to Lehi City Corporation by Jefferson and Alberta Eastmond.
 
Erected 2001 by Lehi Historical Preservation Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Parks & Recreational Areas.
 
Location. 40° 23.787′ N, 111° 50.72′ W. Marker is in Lehi, Utah, in Utah County. Marker is on East State Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 257 East State Street, Lehi UT 84043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Utah Southern Railroad Depot (a few steps from this marker); Lehi Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bishop David Evans (approx. half a mile away); John Austin Cabin (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lehi Memorial Building (approx. 0.6 miles away); Merrihew/Dalley Building (approx. 0.7 miles
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By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
3. Frank H. Eastmond Park Marker
away); Lehi Relief Society Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lehi Hotel (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lehi.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 16, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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