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Did you know that at one time Springville was home of more Gen­eral Con­struc­tion Com­pa­nies per capita than any­where else in the United States.

The con­struc­tion busi­nesses work­ing on rail­road con­struc­tion and the new free­way con­struc­tion made Springville one busy and suc­cess­ful com­mu­nity for decades.

W.W. Clyde Con­struc­tion Com­pa­nies, Geneva Rock, Men­den­hall, Thorn, Strong, Sum­sion, Whit­ing, Reynolds and even more were head­quar­tered and started in Springville. Th­ese com­pa­nies made Springville a com­mu­nity with solid jobs and a solid fi­nan­cial cen­ter. Much of the suc­cess of Springville to­day was due to the in­flu­ence of the Con­struc­tion Com­pa­nies of the past. W.W. Clyde Com­pa­nies Inc. re­mains one of the Largest Con­struc­tion Com­pa­nies in the West.

To com­mem­o­rate and cel­e­brate the past con­struc­tion business in a Springville the new Con­trac­tors Legacy Park was ded­i­cated on Satur­day, Septem­ber 20th. Un­der the di­rec­tion of Richard (Dick) Sum­sion (Sum­sion Con­struc­tion and Val­ley As­phalt) money has been raised to start this park. An­tique Road Con­struc­tion ma­chin­ery as well as the new­est; most ad­vanced Cater­pil­lar Road Grader was on dis­play.

This park is at 150 South 100 East and has some fun toys for youth, a cou­ple pic­nic ta­bles, a beau­ti­ful stream and walk­ing path, and sit­u­ated next to the Springville Li­brary. Kick back and re­lax.

Legacy Park by the Springville Li­brary pro­vides a place to have fun in down­town Springville.

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