The Daily Herald (Provo, Utah) April 13 1958 page 16

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The Daily Herald (Provo, Utah) April 13 1958 page 16 - Provo Boat Club Claims Colorful History,...
Provo Boat Club Claims Colorful History, Sponsors Thrilling Memorial Day Regatta The Provo Boat Club has bad a long and colorful history. It was first established in 1885 and then reorganized to 1939. The original dub sponsored a rowing team which used to compete against teams from <h« Salt Lake Boat Club in crew races. These crew races proved so popular popular that sometimes two special trains were required to carry Provo Provo fans to Salt Lake City to the 1890's when the races were held up there. When the boat club was reorganized reorganized in 1939, it was set up as a civic, social and recreation dub. William M. "BUly" Wilson, a member member of the old boat dub, was elected as Ihe first commodore. Top Promoter Mr. Wilson was one of (he greatest greatest promoters of Utah Lake as a recreational area and he, along with Hewitt Strong and Elmer Smith, owners of the famed showboat, showboat, encouraged Mark Anderson, then mayor of Provo to develop the harbor. These three boating enthusiasts must have been good talkers, because because $1,000,000 in federal and city funds were poured into the 350- acre park and harbor area. World War H put a stop to the work on the project, but after the war the city and boat club continued continued to Improve th« harbor area. In 1948, a clubhouse was constructed constructed at the harbor and officials of th« boat dub say it has meant a lot to the development of toe area. First Regatta The boat dub held its first re- fatta in 1939 and tiiis year will mark the 18th time the races have been held. Huge throngs line the harbor area each Memorial Day to watch the exciting, action-packed action-packed races and tile regatta generally generally is recognized as one of the top sporting events to Central Utah •ach year. All money taken to at the regatta regatta has gone back into the fur- flier development of the harbor area, according ^o dub officials. The Provo Boat Club has produced produced its share of nationally- recognized water Jockeys. Probably Probably the best known is L. 0. "Scotty" "Scotty" Turner, who set world records in the 225 cubic-inch hydroplane class in -1948 and 1949. For a number of years Wes Knudsen was the Intermountain high point champion of the Amer- ican Power Boat Association. This year Knudsen is switching from outboards to inboards and is building building a boat with a Jaguar engine that has a potential speed of 90 miles per hour. Other local boaters who have made their marks in the racing world include Earl Davis, Estol Engle and K. B. Johnson. ORIGINAL BOAT CLUBHOUSE—The old boat house constructed on the shores of Utah Lake by the original Provo Boat Club. The clubhouse was constructed on the site of the old Provo resort. The original boat club was established in 1885 and sponsored crew races between the club and the Salt Lake Boat Club. H a rold Crone Says: Winter Range Holds Key To Game Management Program The major problem confronting the state fish and game department department in its big game management management program is the control of the herds because of over-grazing on the range," .Harold Crane, director Destruction of private property, that is shooting of livestock, broken fences, gates left open, fires, etc., were some of the complaints received in the past. However, National forests, Utah Cattle Association, and Utah 16 to first University calling since And, to last, this Better finished said of spirit ever the Several right is Dunn push felt making Nile years "A be on them because under make in

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