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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Utah|Utah]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Box Elder County, Utah |Box Elder]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Golden'''
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Utah|Utah]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Box Elder County, Utah |Box Elder]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Golden'''
 
== Quick History  ==
 
== Quick History  ==
Golden is a ghost town, in the Park Valley area of [[Box Elder County, Utah|Box Elder 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|Golden, Utah}}Golden is a old mining ghost town, in the Park Valley area of [[Box Elder County, Utah|Box Elder 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> A couple of silver and ore with gold strikes gave the area the name of Golden. <ref>Thompson, George A; ''Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures'' {{WorldCat|9202286}} {{FHL|979.2 H2tg}}</ref> The mines were the Century Mine and the Vipont Mine. The mines closed in the 1907 time period only to have Vipont reopen in 1920. By the 1940's the ore ran dry and the town closed down.<ref>Thompson, George A; ''Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures'' {{WorldCat|9202286}} {{FHL|979.2 H2tg}}</ref>
 
 
  
 
==Location==
 
==Location==
 
Six miles west of Park Valley.
 
Six miles west of Park Valley.
 
*GPS Location:
 
*GPS Location:
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===Maps===
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/UT/County/boxelder.htm 1895 Map of Box Elder County]
  
 
==Time Line==
 
==Time Line==
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*'''1899-1900''' Golden was established as the central town for a few mines.
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*'''1907''' The slowing economy caused the closer of several mines. The miners left.
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*'''1910''' A slight resurgence when a few mines were reopened.
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*'''1920''' The Vipont mine has a new vain of silver and a slight boom happens.
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*'''1930''' Mined steadily until the Great Depression.
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*'''1940's''' Mining slows until it gradually stops.<ref>Thompson, George A; ''Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures'' {{WorldCat|9202286}} {{FHL|979.2 H2tg}}</ref>
  
 
===Neighboring Communities===
 
===Neighboring Communities===
[[Snowville, Utah|Snowville]]
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[[Snowville, Utah|Snowville]] | Rosette | [[Park Valley, Utah|Park Valley]]
  
 
===Biographies===
 
===Biographies===
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*[http://digitalnewspapers.org/newspaper/?paper=Box+Elder+News Box Elder News]
 
*[http://digitalnewspapers.org/newspaper/?paper=Box+Elder+News Box Elder News]
 
*[http://digitalnewspapers.org/newspaper/?paper=Corinne+Reporter Corinne Reporter]
 
*[http://digitalnewspapers.org/newspaper/?paper=Corinne+Reporter Corinne Reporter]
 
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===Maps===
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*[http://itouchmap.com/?d=1433897&s=UT&f=mine Vipont Mine]
 
===Societies, Museums and Libraries ===
 
===Societies, Museums and Libraries ===
 
===Vital Records===
 
===Vital Records===
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*[[Utah Ghost Towns|Utah Ghost Towns]]
 
*[[Utah Ghost Towns|Utah Ghost Towns]]
 
*[[China Emigration and Immigration|China Emigration and Immigration]]
 
*[[China Emigration and Immigration|China Emigration and Immigration]]
*[http://www.utahoutdooractivities.com/centralpacific.html Central Pacific Transcontinental RR Grade]
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*[http://historytogo.utah.gov/utah_chapters/mining_and_railroads/silverinthebeehivestate.html Silver Mining in the Beehive State]
*[[First Transcontinental Railroad|First Transcontinental Railroad]]
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*[http://historytogo.utah.gov/utah_chapters/mining_and_railroads/mining.html Utah Mining]
  
 
==Sources and Footnotes==
 
==Sources and Footnotes==
 
<references/>
 
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[[Category:Box Elder County, Utah]][[Category:Ghost Towns]]
 
[[Category:Box Elder County, Utah]][[Category:Ghost Towns]]

Revision as of 03:49, 26 June 2011

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Quick History

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Golden, Utah
Golden is a old mining ghost town, in the Park Valley area of Box Elder County.[1] A couple of silver and ore with gold strikes gave the area the name of Golden. [2] The mines were the Century Mine and the Vipont Mine. The mines closed in the 1907 time period only to have Vipont reopen in 1920. By the 1940's the ore ran dry and the town closed down.[3]

Location

Six miles west of Park Valley.

  • GPS Location:

Maps

Time Line

  • 1899-1900 Golden was established as the central town for a few mines.
  • 1907 The slowing economy caused the closer of several mines. The miners left.
  • 1910 A slight resurgence when a few mines were reopened.
  • 1920 The Vipont mine has a new vain of silver and a slight boom happens.
  • 1930 Mined steadily until the Great Depression.
  • 1940's Mining slows until it gradually stops.[4]

Neighboring Communities

Snowville | Rosette | Park Valley

Biographies

Cemeteries

Check cemeteries in neighboring communities.

Church Records

Historical Newspapers

Maps

Societies, Museums and Libraries

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

  • The Historical Guide to Utah Ghost Towns. [5]
  • Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures [6]
  • Connecting the West : historic railroad stops and stage stations of Elko County, Nevada [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. Thompson, George A; Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures WorldCat 9202286 FHL 979.2 H2tg
  4. Thompson, George A; Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures WorldCat 9202286 FHL 979.2 H2tg
  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. Hall, Shawn; Connecting the West : historic railroad stops and stage stations of Elko County, Nevada WorldCat 50926294