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Revision as of 21:38, 8 June 2011

United States Gotoarrow.png Utah Gotoarrow.png Box Elder Gotoarrow.png Park Valley

History

Park Valley now is a ghost town south of the Raft River Mountains. The town was originally settled by a few ranchers that came up from Brigham City. For a while Park Valley was a small boom town of about 500 when a vein of gold was discovered. This was short lived and the population diminished with a short resurgence when travels found it a good resting spot between Lucin and Snowville. As autos were able to travel longer distances, they began passing up Park Valley leading it to further decline.

Location

  • GPS Location: 41°49′03″N 113°19′45″W

Time Line

  • 1869 First Settled
  • 1890 Small vein of gold discovered, town booms
  • 1914 Town starts to decline

Neighboring Communities

Promontory | Kelton|Terrace | Snowville |Rosette | Lucin | Etna | Grouse Creek

Biographies

Cemeteries

  • Park Valley Cemetery, Box Elder Co., [1]

Check cemeteries in neighboring communities.

Church Records

Historical Newspapers

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. [2]
  • Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures [3]
  • Connecting the West : historic railroad stops and stage stations of Elko County, Nevada [4]

Websites

Sources and Footnotes

  1. Bonnett, Elaine F.; Utah Park Valley Cemetery, Box Elder Co., Utah FHL 2055469 Item 19
  2. 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.
  3. Thompson, George A; Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures WorldCat 9202286 FHL 979.2 H2tg
  4. Hall, Shawn; Connecting the West : historic railroad stops and stage stations of Elko County, Nevada WorldCat 50926294