The town of Delta (known originally as Melville), got its start when the Melville Irrigation Company obtained rights to divert water from the Sevier River Reservoir. Due to the rich rock, mineral, and fossil specimens in the surrounding desert, Delta makes a great homebase for rockhounds, gemologists, and crystal gazers. Delta is home to the Great Basin Historical Society Museum, as well as the Sunset View Golf Course. Other nearby attractions are Fort Deseret and Little Sahara Sand Dunes, an ATV-rider's destination par excellence. Delta is also an excellent place for students of World War II history. Topaz Camp remains a monument to Japanese-Americans interned there during the war.