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Near Magna in Tooele County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Garfield & Lake Point Resorts

 
 
Garfield & Lake Point Resorts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 6, 2013
1. Garfield & Lake Point Resorts Marker
Inscription.  From 1881 to 1893 Garfield Beach was the most famous and finest recreation resort on the shores of Great Salt Lake, with its railroad station, lunch stand, restaurant, bath houses and pier leading to the dance pavilion, and with the pioneer steamboat "City of Corinne" exhibited at anchor. Lake Point was located 1½ miles west. A three story hotel erected there by Dr. Jeter Clinton became a stopping place for Overland stages. The boulders used for this shaft was taken from "Old Buffalo Ranch" one half mile west.
 
Erected 1954 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 115.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1881.
 
Location. 40° 42.946′ N, 112° 14.361′ W. Marker is near Magna, Utah, in Tooele County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 80 at milepost 101, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located at scenic vista pullout from the I-80 westbound lanes approx. one mile
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By Duane Hall, July 6, 2013
2. Garfield & Lake Point Resorts Marker
View to northwest of Great Salt Lake
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after Exit 102 (State Route 201) and two miles before Exit 99 (State Route 36). Marker can only be accessed from the westbound lanes of the freeway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Magna UT 84044, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pioneer Black Rock Resort (here, next to this marker); Pleasant Green Ward (approx. 7.4 miles away); Early Magna Settlements (approx. 8.1 miles away); Relief Society Granary (approx. 8.1 miles away); Honoring with Glory (approx. 12.9 miles away); Copperton Community Methodist Church (approx. 13 miles away); Bingham City Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 13.3 miles away); Stamp Mill Foundation (approx. 13.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Magna.
 
Garfield & Lake Point Resorts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 6, 2013
3. Garfield & Lake Point Resorts Marker
View to northeast of Great Salt Lake
<i>Garfield Bathing Pavilion, Great Salt Lake</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by the Detroit Publishing Company, circa 1900
4. Garfield Bathing Pavilion, Great Salt Lake
Image courtesy of the Yale Collection of Western Americana, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 12, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 498 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.   4. submitted on August 26, 2015.

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