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Leslie E. Liechty collection of Rock Canyon Water Company materials

Leslie E. Liechty collection of Rock Canyon Water Company materials

Dates: 1880-1995

Through family records and articles compiled by Leslie E. Leichty, detailed company minutes, account books, and corporate records describe the importance of the Rock Canyon Water and Hardscrabble Canal Companies. This collection spans the years in Provo, Utah from 1880 to 1995.

  • Extent: 5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Liechty, Leslie E. (Leslie Earl), 1926-2006
  • Call Number: MSS 1845
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Arrangement
Arranged in three series: 1. Rock Canyon Water Company records, 1880-1976. 2. Hardscrabble Canal Company records, 1915-1946. 3. Leslie Liechty family history and articles on Rock Canyon area, 1965-1995.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Leslie E. Liechty collection of Rock Canyon Water Company materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation: MSS 1845; Leslie E. Liechty collection of Rock Canyon Water Company materials; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: MSS 1845, LTPSC.
Custodial History
This collection was donated by Leslie E. Liechty. The records of the Rock Canyon Water Company were handed down through family members until the company was purchased by Provo City. At that time, Mr. Liechty kept the company's minute books and correspondence until his donation to Brigham Young University in 1992.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Leslie E. Liechty; 1992.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/MSS1845.xml
Subject Terms
Rock Canyon Water Company; Irrigation--Utah--Provo--History; Provo (Utah)--History
Genre / Form
Account books; Corporate minutes
Processing Information
Processed; Harvard S. Heath and Kristen Smeltzer; August 1993.
Appraisal Information
19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS1845
Finding Aid Title
Liechty (Leslie E.) collection of Rock Canyon Water Company materials
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Harvard S. Heath and Kristen Smeltzer
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-09-20T13:18-0600
Finding Aid Language
English
Sponsor
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Western Waters (WWDL)Grant, 2007-2010
Biographical Info:

Biographical/Historical note

Leslie E. Liechty, born on May 14, 1926, was raised on a 40 acre farm in the foothills and bench area near the mouth of Rock Canyon. His parent's names were Ephraim Liechty and Sarah Wintch. His grandfather was Leslie Liechty who helped found the Rock Canyon Irrigation Company. He graduated from high school in May of 1944 and was drafted into the Army on September 16, 1944. He was deployed to the Philippines and later went on to Korea. On June 25, 1946 he was discharged after coming down with Malaria. In the Fall of 1946 Liechty went to BYU on the G.I. Bill. The next year, 1947, Liechty was called on a mission to the Northern States, headquartered in Chicago, until he went home for Christmas 1949. He graduated from college in 1952 to become a teacher and got married to Mona Rolfe in June of 1954. When his parents died, he sold their old acreage for housing developments. Leslie Liechty went back to graduate school at BYU to get his Masters in 1959, and later his Doctorate in 1971. He had four kids: John, Leslie, Shem, and Ann. Liechty retired in 1987 at 61. He passed away July 7, 2006.



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