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Lark, Utah Oral Interviews

Published by Utah State University - Merrill-Cazier Library


Lark, Utah is a former small mining town next to the Oquirrh Mountains, which run along the west side of the Salt Lake Valley. The settlers who established Lark in 1866 chose the area specifically for its timber and constructed a sawmill near the mouth of Bingham Canyon. In December 1977 Kennecott Copper Company notified the residents that they had purchased Lark. As a result, all residents, many of them Hispanic, were required to vacate Lark because the town would soon be covered by a tailings pile. By 1978 the town of Lark no longer existed.



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