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1 Scott O'Mack William Self Associates, Inc. History and Archaeology of a Farmstead Turned Duck Club near Salt Lake City Utah State History Conference Fort Douglas, Salt Lake City September 10, 2011

2 42SL255 UNEV centerline

3 North Point Consolidated Canal Surplus Canal Goggin Drain UNEV centerline 42SL255

4 UNEV centerline 42SL255

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6 Henry Cohn's claim, 1877 (640 acres) North Point Consolidated Canal Surplus Canal Goggin Drain

7 Henry Cohn and Company, South First East (now State) Street, Salt Lake City, 1887.

8 Trustees of the B'Nai Israel Synagogue, Salt Lake City (1905).

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10 42SL255 as a Farmstead, 1877– Henry Cohn files Desert Land Act claim, 640 acres (patent not received until 1888). 1886Surplus Canal completed, empties onto Cohn's claim, creates "Cohn's slough" on north half. 1890Cohn shares ownership of property with Frederick and Samuel Auerbach. 1896House and barn first reported in property tax records (Cohn resides in city). 1898First mention of property being leased (to Chinese tenants). 1899Samuel Auerbach becomes sole owner of property. 1905Property described as "old Cohn ranch" and abandoned.

11 Cohn's Slough Detail from Elwood Mead, Report of Irrigation Investigations in Utah, Plate II (1903).

12 Detail from USGS 1:24,000 Map of a Portion of Salt Lake County (1922–1923).

13 42SL255 as a Duck Club, 1900– Peter Jensen, lessee, warns duck hunters to stay off property. 1902Earliest newspaper mention of Bailey Lake Duck Club, based at Cohn's slough (20 members, including Harry Finch). 1904Membership of Bailey Lake Duck Club reported as Bailey Lake Duck Club incorporates, Harry Finch as president. 1925Most recent newspaper mention of Bailey Lake Duck Club.

14 Bailey Lake Duck Club Members (mentioned in newspaper articles, appearing in federal census) Member Occupation E. W. Anderson[no information] Bert Baileyseed and grain dealer R. S. Connors[no information] Harry L. Finchrestaurant proprietor F. W. Francismerchant F. L. Gardnershopkeeper W. T. Jackson[no information] Herschel B. Lymansaddle maker John F. Mitchellshopkeeper W. W. Mitchellbookkeeper Charles Pattersonlawyer Charles Peters[no information] Richard E. Rogersrestaurant proprietor John Lee Vierbutcher C. G. Wirickbarber

15 Harry Finch Salt Lake City Commissioner of Parks (1925)

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55 1904 Liberty Head dime

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59 Vienna Cafe, 141 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, ca. 1896–1930s

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64 Winchester New Rival, 1901–1919

65 Union Metallic Cartridge Company Smokeless, 1891–1911

66 Peters Referee, 1887–1934

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