History of American Fork, Utah

Taken from the Utah History Encyclopedia (Links Added)

A city-owned hospital was opened on Main Street in 1937, and a new, modern facility was built in 1950. After many improvements and additions, the hospital was sold to Intermountain Health Care in 1977 and a state-of-the-art facility was constructed in 1980. An extended-care facility and expanded emergency room have since been added. The latest technological equipment serves patients.

Many clubs as well as civic, and service organizations are dedicated to increasing local intellectual and artistic awareness, service to others, and community betterment. The community is also enriched by the American Fork Arts Council, which presents a variety of arts events throughout the year, as well as the Utah Regional Ballet and the American Fork Civic Chorus. The Utah Pageant of the Arts drew wide audiences from 1973 to 1992, enhancing the cultural climate with its productions and affiliated programs.

Progressive community schools are served by the Alpine School District, with *Utah Valley State College and Brigham Young University just minutes away.

Recreational and leisure needs of residents are met through a fine new fitness center, a year-round recreation program, the popular Tri-Cities golf course, and the American Fork Boat Harbor. Recreational and camping areas, such as Tibble Fork and the Alpine Scenic Loop, are also nearby in beautiful American Fork Canyon.

The downtown has become fragmented, with shopping malls located at both the eastern and western boundaries of the business district. Financial institutions serve all banking needs. Two business parks attract high tech development.

*Now Utah Valley University

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