The Alta Club
History Of A Social Club
Now In Development
The Alta Club, History Of A Social Club is a documentary that looks at the history of a mens social club who's members in the early years of its organization helped fuse two worlds. Utah's Alta Club was founded in 1883, thirty-six years after the arrival of the Mormon pioneers and thirteen years before Utah was admitted to the Union. The Alta Club holds a unique place not only in the immediate community but in the entire Intermountain West.
Organized as a social club "to present the comforts and luxuries of a home together with the attraction to its members of meeting each other in a pleasant and social way," the Alta Club from its beginning attracted the financial, industrial and social leaders of the west. Since the members have been intimately involved with the subsequent growth of the area, the club itself has closely reflected changes in taste, economics and habits of the areas' people.