When Logan became the county seat of Cache County in 1860 and the townsite was surveyed, city officials laid out an irrigation system to provide water to each city lot. The main canal constructed, fed by the North Branch of the Logan River, was the Logan Hyde Park Canal. A number of companies formed to provide secondary ditches from this canal, including the Seventh Ward Irrigation Company, incorporated on April 22, 1913, under Ditchmaster Einar Crockett. The company's ditches, located in Logan Island, ran from the Logan Hyde Park Canal to headgates at 5th and 6th Streets. Their stated purpose was "to construct, operate and control the ditches and waterways necessary to supply water to the stockholders of the corporation solely," responsibilities they maintain today as a nonprofit corporation.
Source: Seventh Ward Irrigation Company Handbook for Shareholders, compiled by Virginia C. Parker.
Receipt books; minutes of director and stockholder meetings; financial papers; water time-tables (1919 and 1943); correspondence (1921-1946) including that from the Logan River Water Users Association, the Homeowners Loan Corp, and the U.S. Treasury Department; 1940 United States Census irrigation section completed form.
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Seventh Ward Irrigation Company : records, 1924-1950. (COLL MSS 100). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.
|1||Booklet 1: Receipt book covering||1924-27 and 1930|
|1||Booklet 2: Receipt book covering||1936|
|1||Booklet 3: Receipt book covering||1938|
|1||Booklet 4: Receipt book covering||1944-46|
|1||Booklet 5: Receipt book covering||1945|
|1||Booklet 5: Receipt book covering||1946|
|1||Booklet 5: Receipt book covering||1947|
|1||Booklet 5: Receipt book covering||1949-50|
|1||Booklet 5: Receipt book covering||1950|
|1||1||Notices of annual Stockholder Meetings of the 7th Ward Irrigation Company||1938, 1939, 1943, 1947, 1949, and undated|
|1||2||Board of Director and Stockholder meetings minutes and attendance. Dated||1913-1943|
|1||3||Board of Director and Stockholder meetings minutes
and attendance. Dated
The folder 2 minutes are written in a single booklet while these papers are not bound. Included in this folder, also, are permission sheets authorizing others to act or vote in place of individuals unable to attend.
|1||6||Yearly assessments on shares in the 7th Ward Irrigation Company. Also included are some receipts showing payment of assessment charges. Dated||1920, 1930, 1937, 1945, 1947, 1949, 1950, and undated|
|1||7||Receipts, bills for labor and materials, and cancelled checks||1921- 1950, and undated|
|1||8||End of year financial statements for||1937, 1945, 1947, 1948|
|1||9||Water time-tables for 1919, 1943 (several typescript copies with handwritten changes), 1948 (two typescript copies, one with handwritten changes), and two undated|
Includes material from the Logan River Water Users Association, The Homeowners Loan Corp, and The U.S. Treasury Department.
|1||11||1940 United States Census- irrigation section.
Was sent to The 7th Ward Irrigation Company to be filled in and sent back. The form was filled in but never sent.