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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]]'' '''Park Valley'''
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Utah|Utah]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Box Elder County, Utah |Box Elder]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Park Valley'''
 
== History  ==
 
== 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, Utah|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.
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[[File:Raft River Mountains.jpg|thumb|right|350px]]
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Park Valley is listed as a [[Utah Ghost Towns#How To Classify Ghost Towns|class 6]] agricultural ghost town in some publications however, there are parts of the area alive and thriving. The community is south of the [http://desertislands.org/raft.htm Raft River Mountains]. The town was originally settled by a few ranchers that came up from [[Brigham City, Utah|Brigham City]]. The community of Park Valley includes name locations that formerly were separate communities, such as Rosette, Dove Creek, Muddy, Rosebud, and [[Kelton, Utah|Kelton]], as well as ones that have been almost forgotten by time, such as Ten-Mile, Clear Creek, Rosen Valley, [[Terrace, Utah|Terrace]], [[Golden, Utah|Golden]], Matlin, and other lesser construction camps along the old railroad line.
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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 travelers 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.
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{{Wikipedia|Park Valley, Utah}}
  
 
==Location==
 
==Location==
*GPS Location:
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*GPS Location: 41°49′03″N 113°19′45″W
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===Maps===
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/UT/County/boxelder.htm 1895 Map of Box Elder County]
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*[http://itouchmap.com/?p=park+valley%2C+utah&submit=+Go+&t=l&r=b Park Valley Map]
  
 
==Time Line==
 
==Time Line==
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*1914 Town starts to decline
 
*1914 Town starts to decline
 
===Neighboring Communities===
 
===Neighboring Communities===
Promontory | [[Kelton, Utah|Kelton]]|[[Terrace, Utah|Terrace]] | [[Snowville, Utah|Snowville]] |Rosette | Lucin | Etna | Grouse Creek
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[[Promontory, Utah|Promontory]] | [[Kelton, Utah|Kelton]] | [[Terrace, Utah|Terrace]] | [[Snowville, Utah|Snowville]] | Rosette | [[Lucin, Utah|Lucin]] | Etna | Grouse Creek | [[Russian Settlement, Utah|Russian Settlement]] | Dove Creek | Muddy | Rosebud | Ten-Mile | [[Cedar Creek, Utah|Cedar Creek]] | Rosen Valley | [[Golden, Utah|Golden]] | Matlin
  
 
===Biographies===
 
===Biographies===
 
===Cemeteries ===
 
===Cemeteries ===
 
*''Park Valley Cemetery, Box Elder Co.,'' <ref> Bonnett, Elaine F.; ''Utah Park Valley Cemetery, Box Elder Co., Utah'' {{FHL|2055469 Item 19}} </ref>
 
*''Park Valley Cemetery, Box Elder Co.,'' <ref> Bonnett, Elaine F.; ''Utah Park Valley Cemetery, Box Elder Co., Utah'' {{FHL|2055469 Item 19}} </ref>
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=77379&CScn=Park+Valley&CScntry=4&CSst=47&CScnty=2775& Park Valley Cemetery]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2190679&CScn=Park+Valley&CScntry=4&CSst=47&CScnty=2775& Park Valley Pioneer Cemetery]
 
'''Check cemeteries in neighboring communities.'''
 
'''Check cemeteries in neighboring communities.'''
 
*[[Box Elder County, Utah Cemeteries|Box Elder County Cemeteries]]
 
*[[Box Elder County, Utah Cemeteries|Box Elder County Cemeteries]]
 
*[http://www.utahgravestones.org/cemeteries.php Box Elder Utah Gravestone Photo Project]  
 
*[http://www.utahgravestones.org/cemeteries.php Box Elder Utah Gravestone Photo Project]  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=47&CScnty=2775  Findagrave.com]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=47&CScnty=2775  Findagrave.com]
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*Mormon Cemetery
  
 
===Church Records===
 
===Church Records===
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====LDS====
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*''Record of members, [1879]-1941; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-1948'' <ref> ''Record of members, [1879]-1941; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-1948''  {{WorldCat|25625 Items 1-3}} </ref>
 
====Historical Newspapers ====
 
====Historical Newspapers ====
 
*[http://digitalnewspapers.org/newspaper/?paper=Box+Elder+News Box Elder News]
 
*[http://digitalnewspapers.org/newspaper/?paper=Box+Elder+News Box Elder News]
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==Websites==
 
==Websites==
*[http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/ut/terrace.html Ghost Town of Terrace]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Valley,_Utah Park Valley]
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*[http://www.onlineutah.com/parkvalleyhistory.shtml Park Valley History]
 
*[[Utah Ghost Towns|Utah Ghost Towns]]
 
*[[Utah Ghost Towns|Utah Ghost Towns]]
  

Revision as of 00:14, 18 July 2011

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

History

Raft River Mountains.jpg

Park Valley is listed as a class 6 agricultural ghost town in some publications however, there are parts of the area alive and thriving. The community is south of the Raft River Mountains. The town was originally settled by a few ranchers that came up from Brigham City. The community of Park Valley includes name locations that formerly were separate communities, such as Rosette, Dove Creek, Muddy, Rosebud, and Kelton, as well as ones that have been almost forgotten by time, such as Ten-Mile, Clear Creek, Rosen Valley, Terrace, Golden, Matlin, and other lesser construction camps along the old railroad line.

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 travelers 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.

Wikipedia
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Location

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

Maps

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 | Russian Settlement | Dove Creek | Muddy | Rosebud | Ten-Mile | Cedar Creek | Rosen Valley | Golden | Matlin

Biographies

Cemeteries

Check cemeteries in neighboring communities.

Church Records

LDS

  • Record of members, [1879]-1941; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-1948 [2]

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. [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

Sources and Footnotes

  1. Bonnett, Elaine F.; Utah Park Valley Cemetery, Box Elder Co., Utah FHL 2055469 Item 19
  2. Record of members, [1879]-1941; annual genealogical report, Form E, 1907-1948 Items 1-3/editions WorldCat 25625 Items 1-3
  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