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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Utah|Utah]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Carbon County, Utah|Carbon County]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Coal City '''
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Utah|Utah]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Carbon County, Utah|Carbon County]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Coal City '''
 
== Quick History  ==
 
== Quick History  ==
{{Wikipedia|Coal City, Utah}}Castle Gate is a mining ghost town, in [[Carbon County, Utah|Carbon County]].<ref> 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}}. </ref>  
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{{Wikipedia|Coal City, Utah}}Castle Gate is a [[Utah Ghost Towns#How To Classify Ghost Towns|class 4]] mining ghost town, in [[Carbon County, Utah|Carbon County]].<ref> 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}}. </ref> First settled in 1885 as a agricultural community and known as Oak Springs Bench then later as Cedar Mesa Ranch. Finding the area unsuitable for farming or ranching, coal was discovered and the town became Coal City. <ref>Thompson, George A; ''Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures'' {{WorldCat|9202286}} {{FHL|979.2 H2tg}}</ref>
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==Location==
 
==Location==
*Coordinates:  
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*Coordinates: 39°40′00″N 111°00′59″W
 
===Maps===
 
===Maps===
 
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/UT/County/carbon.htm 1895 Map of Carbon County]
 
*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/UT/County/carbon.htm 1895 Map of Carbon County]
 
===Neighboring Communities===
 
===Neighboring Communities===
==Time Line==
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Clear Creek | Standardville
*1942: Railroad tracks removed for WWII war effort
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===Time Line===
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*1885: First Settled
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*1921: Rebirth as Great Western
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*1925: Town begins to disintegrate
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*1939-1940: Town was uninhabited
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==Resources==
 
===Biographies===
 
===Biographies===
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*''Memorial to those who lost their lives in coal mines in Utah in the 19th & 20th centuries'' <ref> Civish, Fred M.;  ''Memorial to those who lost their lives in coal mines in Utah in the 19th & 20th centuries'' Book {{FHL|979.2 V28}} </ref> Lists name, date of accident, and mine.
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===Cemeteries ===
 
===Cemeteries ===
 
Check cemeteries in neighboring communities.
 
Check cemeteries in neighboring communities.
 
*[http://utahgravestones.org/cemeteries.php Carbon County Gravestone Photo Project]  
 
*[http://utahgravestones.org/cemeteries.php Carbon County Gravestone Photo Project]  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=77171&CScntry=4&CSst=47&CScnty=2777&  Castle Gate Cemetery Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScntry=4&CSst=47&CScnty=2777&CSsr=1Carbon County Cemeteries Findagrave.com]
  
 
===Church Records===
 
===Church Records===
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*[http://digitalnewspapers.org/newspaper/?paper=Carbon+County+News Carbon County News] 1908 - 1915
 
*[http://digitalnewspapers.org/newspaper/?paper=Carbon+County+News Carbon County News] 1908 - 1915
 
*[http://digitalnewspapers.org/newspaper/?paper=Eastern+Utah+Advocate Eastern Utah Advocate] 1891 - 1916
 
*[http://digitalnewspapers.org/newspaper/?paper=Eastern+Utah+Advocate Eastern Utah Advocate] 1891 - 1916
*[http://digitalnewspapers.org/newspaper/?paper=News+Advocate News Advocate]
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*[http://digitalnewspapers.org/newspaper/?paper=News+Advocate News Advocate] 1915 - 1932
1915 - 1932
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=== Societies, Museums and Libraries ===
===Societies, Museums and Libraries ===
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;[http://wmrrm.org/index.htm The Western Mining and Railroad Museum]
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294 South Main <br>
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Helper, Utah 84526<br>
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Phone: (435) 472-3009
 
===Vital Records===
 
===Vital Records===
 
====Birth====
 
====Birth====
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*'''''Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -'''''A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed on the [https://www.familysearch.org/ Family Search Historical Records].&nbsp; Utah requires a death certificate before a burial is completed.&nbsp; A death certificate may contain information as to the name of the deceased, date of death, and place of death, as well as&nbsp;the age, birthdate, parents, gender, marital status, spouse and place of residence.&nbsp; For information on death prior to 1904 you can search the [http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/searchburials Utah State Burial Index].
 
*'''''Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -'''''A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed on the [https://www.familysearch.org/ Family Search Historical Records].&nbsp; Utah requires a death certificate before a burial is completed.&nbsp; A death certificate may contain information as to the name of the deceased, date of death, and place of death, as well as&nbsp;the age, birthdate, parents, gender, marital status, spouse and place of residence.&nbsp; For information on death prior to 1904 you can search the [http://history.utah.gov/burials/execute/searchburials Utah State Burial Index].
 
=====Obituaries=====
 
=====Obituaries=====
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==Suggested Reading==  
 
==Suggested Reading==  
 
*''Connecting the West : historic railroad stops and stage stations of Elko County, Nevada <ref> Hall, Shawn; ''Connecting the West : historic railroad stops and stage stations of Elko County, Nevada'' {{WorldCat|50926294}} </ref>
 
*''Connecting the West : historic railroad stops and stage stations of Elko County, Nevada <ref> Hall, Shawn; ''Connecting the West : historic railroad stops and stage stations of Elko County, Nevada'' {{WorldCat|50926294}} </ref>
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*''Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures'' <ref>Thompson, George A; ''Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures'' {{WorldCat|9202286}} {{FHL|979.2 H2tg}}</ref>
 
*''Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures'' <ref>Thompson, George A; ''Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures'' {{WorldCat|9202286}} {{FHL|979.2 H2tg}}</ref>
 
*''Pioneers of Carbon County'' <ref>Jean S Greenwood; Lou Jean S Wiggins; Mary N Porter Harris; Daughters of Utah Pioneers; ''Pioneers of Carbon County'' {{Worldcat| 46707885}} </ref>
 
*''Pioneers of Carbon County'' <ref>Jean S Greenwood; Lou Jean S Wiggins; Mary N Porter Harris; Daughters of Utah Pioneers; ''Pioneers of Carbon County'' {{Worldcat| 46707885}} </ref>
 
 
 
 
==Websites==
 
==Websites==
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*[http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/ut/coalcity.html Coal City History]
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*[http://wmrrm.org/coalcity.html Coal City Photos]
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*[http://www.legendsofamerica.com/ut-carboncounty.html#Coal%20City/Dempsey Coal City /Oak Springs Bench]
 
*[http://www.trainweb.org/utahrails/mining/utmines.html List of Mines in Carbon County]
 
*[http://www.trainweb.org/utahrails/mining/utmines.html List of Mines in Carbon County]
 
*[http://historytogo.utah.gov/utah_chapters/mining_and_railroads/silverinthebeehivestate.html Silver Mining in the Beehive State]
 
*[http://historytogo.utah.gov/utah_chapters/mining_and_railroads/silverinthebeehivestate.html Silver Mining in the Beehive State]
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*[http://historytogo.utah.gov/utah_chapters/mining_and_railroads/mining.html Utah Mining]
 
*[http://historytogo.utah.gov/utah_chapters/mining_and_railroads/mining.html Utah Mining]
  
==Sources and Footnotes==
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== Sources and Footnotes ==
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{{Carbon County, Utah|Carbon County, Utah}}
  
[[Category:Carbon_County,_Utah]] [[Category:Ghost Towns]]
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[[Category:Carbon_County,_Utah]] [[Category:Ghost_Towns]]

Revision as of 16:52, 27 January 2012

United States Gotoarrow.png Utah Gotoarrow.png Carbon County Gotoarrow.png Coal City

Quick History

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Coal City, Utah
Castle Gate is a class 4 mining ghost town, in Carbon County.[1] First settled in 1885 as a agricultural community and known as Oak Springs Bench then later as Cedar Mesa Ranch. Finding the area unsuitable for farming or ranching, coal was discovered and the town became Coal City. [2]

Location

  • Coordinates: 39°40′00″N 111°00′59″W

Maps

Neighboring Communities

Clear Creek | Standardville

Time Line

  • 1885: First Settled
  • 1921: Rebirth as Great Western
  • 1925: Town begins to disintegrate
  • 1939-1940: Town was uninhabited

Resources

Biographies

  • Memorial to those who lost their lives in coal mines in Utah in the 19th & 20th centuries [3] Lists name, date of accident, and mine.

Cemeteries

Check cemeteries in neighboring communities.

Church Records

Historical Newspapers

Societies, Museums and Libraries

The Western Mining and Railroad Museum

294 South Main
Helper, Utah 84526
Phone: (435) 472-3009

Vital Records

Birth

Marriages

Death

  • 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

Suggested Reading

  • Connecting the West : historic railroad stops and stage stations of Elko County, Nevada [4]
  • The Historical Guide to Utah Ghost Towns. [5]
  • Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures [6]
  • Pioneers of Carbon County [7]

Websites

Sources and Footnotes

  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. Civish, Fred M.; Memorial to those who lost their lives in coal mines in Utah in the 19th & 20th centuries Book FHL 979.2 V28
  4. Hall, Shawn; Connecting the West : historic railroad stops and stage stations of Elko County, Nevada WorldCat 50926294
  5. 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.
  6. Thompson, George A; Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures WorldCat 9202286 FHL 979.2 H2tg
  7. Jean S Greenwood; Lou Jean S Wiggins; Mary N Porter Harris; Daughters of Utah Pioneers; Pioneers of Carbon County 46707885/editions WorldCat 46707885