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Mapleton Canal Reservoir and Irrigation Company account book

Mapleton Canal Reservoir and Irrigation Company account book

Dates: 1889-1899

Collection consists of an account book from the Mapleton Canal Reservoir and Irrigation Company, documenting the company's history from 1889 to 1899 in Utah.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Mapleton Canal Reservoir and Irrigation Company
  • Call Number: MSS 3898
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Alternative Format
Digital version available online.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Mapleton Canal Reservoir and Irrigation Company account book 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 3898; Mapleton Canal Reservoir and Irrigation Company account book; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 3898, LTPSC.
Subject Terms
Agriculture and Natural Resources; Irrigation--Utah--Mapleton--History--Sources; Mapleton (Utah)--History--Sources; Water and Water Rights; Water rights--Utah--Mapleton--History--Sources
Genre / Form
Account books
Processing Information
Processed; Melanie Nef; August 2008.
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_MSS3898
Finding Aid Title
Mapleton Canal Reservoir and Irrigation Company account book
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Melanie Nef
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-03-15T14:37-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Sponsor
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Western Waters (WWDL)Grant, 2007-2010
Biographical Info:

Administrative History

The city of Mapleton began as an agricultural extension of nearby Springville, Utah. Water rights and availability was a central issue in Mapleton's history, as a shortage led many early settlers to leave for better farmland. However, a group of determined residents remained. Frustrated with Springville's inattention to their irrigation problems, they formed the Mapleton Canal Reservoir and Irrigation Company. Although it is unclear when the company was formed, this ledger suggests that it may have been approximately 1889. Continuing friction with Springville caused Mapleton residents to petition to become an independent town, which resulted in the creation of Mapleton on September 1, 1901.



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John Murphy
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