The Hurricane Canal Company collection consists of records of the Hurricane Canal Company, historical records of the town of Hurricane, and records of the Bench Lake Canal Company. This collection documents the organization, struggles, and establishment of the town of Hurricane as the canal company worked to build and supply water to the Hurricane Bench.
The bulk of this collection is comprised of the minutes generated by the Hurricane Canal Company (1893-2002) as well as a few of the company's annual reports. The canal company minutes illustrate the development of the company from its creation through the struggles of drought and floods in southern Utah’s desert climate.
The town board minutes for Hurricane (1912-1930) are also contained within this collection. As the canal provided water to the area, the canal company worked to create and build the town of Hurricane. The town minutes show the development and improvements put in place by the settlers of Hurricane as they worked to build their new homes and town.
The final series in the collection comes from the records created by the Bench Lake Canal Company (1941-1996). These records include minutes of the company, financial records, Articles of Incorporation, contracts and affidavits, maps and water charts, stock records, and correspondence of the company.