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This photo shows Fremont Island in 2012. The Great Salt Lake’s third-largest island, Fremont Island, was once the possible destination for thousands of new homes but will now be preserved in its natural state after being sold to an undisclosed nonprofit group. Land Advisors Organization’s Salt Lake City office announced the sale of the privately owned, 4,133-acre island on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, a transaction that had been in the works for about a year, the Deseret News reported. (Scott G Winterton/The Deseret News via AP)

Great Salt Lake island to be preservation site, not housing

Nov. 14, 2020 12:15 PM EST

HOOPER, Utah (AP) — The Great Salt Lake’s third-largest island, Fremont Island, was once the possible destination for thousands of new homes but will now be preserved in its natural state after being sold to an undisclosed nonprofit group. Land Advisors Organization’s Salt Lake City office...