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Blue Creek, Utah

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Quick History[edit | edit source]

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Blue Creek is a railroad camp ghost town, in the Park Valley area of Box Elder County.[1] Although it was named for the beautiful blue water found there everyone called it Deadfall. The town sprung up as they built the railroad and when the rail building moved, the town came down almost as quickly. The only remains are those left in unmarked graves from this lively Union Pacific camp town. [2]

Location[edit | edit source]

Blue Creek is on the eastern slope of the Promontory Mountains, southeast of Snowville and west of Tremonton.

  • GPS Location: 41°51′44″N 112°27′25″W

Maps[edit | edit source]

Time Line[edit | edit source]

  • 1860 Established
  • 1860's Railroad left, a few farmers remained.
  • 1900 Abandoned

Neighboring Communities[edit | edit source]

Snowville | Tremonton

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Unmarked graves located at Blue Creek.

Check cemeteries in neighboring communities.

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Historical Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Societies, Museums and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Birth[edit | edit source]

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Death[edit | edit source]

  • Utah Department of Archives 1903 to 50 years ago
    Choices of search types - name, date of death (year, month, day, or any combination) and county.
    Images of actual death certificates.
  • Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed on the Family Search Historical Records.  Utah requires a death certificate before a burial is completed.  A death certificate may contain information as to the name of the deceased, date of death, and place of death, as well as the age, birthdate, parents, gender, marital status, spouse and place of residence.  For information on death prior to 1904 you can search the Utah State Burial Index.
Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Suggested Reading[edit | edit source]

  • The Historical Guide to Utah Ghost Towns. [3]
  • Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures [4]
  • Connecting the West : historic railroad stops and stage stations of Elko County, Nevada [5]

Websites[edit | edit source]

Sources and Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. Carr, Stephen L. The Historical Guide to Utah Ghost Towns. Salt Lake City, Utah: Western Epics, 1972. Film: FHL 78162 Book: FHL 979.2 H2cr WorldCat 595478.
  2. Thompson, George A; Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures WorldCat 9202286 {{FHL|979.2 H2tg} }
  3. Carr, Stephen L. The Historical Guide to Utah Ghost Towns. Salt Lake City, Utah: Western Epics, 1972. Film: FHL 78162 Book: FHL 979.2 H2cr WorldCat 595478.
  4. Thompson, George A; Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures WorldCat 9202286 FHL 979.2 H2tg
  5. Hall, Shawn; Connecting the West : historic railroad stops and stage stations of Elko County, Nevada WorldCat 50926294