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==Resources==
 
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Revision as of 22:23, 11 July 2011

United States Gotoarrow.png Utah Gotoarrow.png Carbon County Gotoarrow.png Kiz

Quick History

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Kiz, Utah
Kiz is an agricultural ghost town, in Carbon County.[1] Kiz is settled in Clark Valley, named for an old time rancher that had established a bachelor ranch made of log cabins.[2] In 1906 homesteaders moved in and tried farming rather than ranching. In this desert valley water was scarce. A reservoir was built and eventually a post office arrived. Kiz received it's name from it's first female settler, Kiziah Dimick. [3] By 1930 a drought hit, the crops died, the reservoir dried up and everyone left. [4]

Location

  • Coordinates: 39°36′17″N 110°33′18″W

Maps

Neighboring Communities

Time Line

  • Pre 1906: Clark moves in and names the area Clark Valley
  • 1910-1916: Homesteaders move arrive
  • 1925: Highest population
  • 1930: Area is abandoned

Resources

Biographies

  • Memorial to those who lost their lives in coal mines in Utah in the 19th & 20th centuries [5] 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 [6]
  • The Historical Guide to Utah Ghost Towns. [7]
  • Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures [8]
  • Pioneers of Carbon County [9]

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. 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.
  5. 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
  6. Hall, Shawn; Connecting the West : historic railroad stops and stage stations of Elko County, Nevada WorldCat 50926294
  7. 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.
  8. Thompson, George A; Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures WorldCat 9202286 FHL 979.2 H2tg
  9. Jean S Greenwood; Lou Jean S Wiggins; Mary N Porter Harris; Daughters of Utah Pioneers; Pioneers of Carbon County 46707885/editions WorldCat 46707885