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== Quick History  ==
 
== Quick History  ==
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[[File:Frisco Utah Mining Shack.jpg|thumb|right|400px|Shack From Frisco like those In Sulphurdale]]
Exploring settlers discovered sulphur in the Cove Creek area of [[Beaver County, Utah|Beaver]], [[Millard County, Utah|Millard]] and [[Piute County, Utah|Piute Counties]]. This was mined in an open pit exported and used for gun powder, sugar refining and medicines. The town was established in 1870. The sulpher company built 25 to 30 homes for the miners, teamsters and their families. For a while in 1918, the town was also known as Morrissey. [http://www.beavercountyutahtc.com/area.html Sulphurdale] is home to a geothermal plant. By 1971 all that remained of the city was a company watchman and his family. <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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Sulphurdate is a mining [[Utah Ghost Towns#How To Classify Ghost Towns|class 6]] ghost town in [[Beaver County, Utah|Beaver County]]. Exploring settlers discovered sulphur in the Cove Creek area of [[Beaver County, Utah|Beaver]], [[Millard County, Utah|Millard]] and [[Piute County, Utah|Piute Counties]]. This was mined in an open pit exported and used for gun powder, sugar refining and medicines. The town was established in 1870. The sulpher company built 25 to 30 homes for the miners, teamsters and their families. For a while in 1918, the town was also known as Morrissey. [http://www.beavercountyutahtc.com/area.html Sulphurdale] is home to a geothermal plant. By 1971 all that remained of the city was a company watchman and his family. <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> {{Wikipedia|Sulphurdale, Utah}}
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sulphurdale,_Utah Wikipedia]
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*[[Utah Ghost Towns|Utah Ghost Towns]]
 
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Three miles south of [[Cove Fort, Utah|Cove Fort]].
 
Three miles south of [[Cove Fort, Utah|Cove Fort]].
 
*GPS Location: 38°33′37″N 112°34′55″W
 
*GPS Location: 38°33′37″N 112°34′55″W
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===Maps===
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*[http://www.livgenmi.com/1895/UT/County/beaver.htm 1895 Map of Beaver County]
  
 
==Time Line==
 
==Time Line==
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[[Cove Fort, Utah|Cove Fort]] | [[Fillmore, Utah|Fillmore]]
 
[[Cove Fort, Utah|Cove Fort]] | [[Fillmore, Utah|Fillmore]]
  
===Biographies===
 
 
===Cemeteries ===
 
===Cemeteries ===
 
Check cemeteries in neighboring communities.
 
Check cemeteries in neighboring communities.
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*[http://digitalnewspapers.org/newspaper/?paper=Southern+Utonian+and+Beaver+City+Press Southern Utonian and Beaver City Press 1881 – 1928]
 
*[http://digitalnewspapers.org/newspaper/?paper=Southern+Utonian+and+Beaver+City+Press Southern Utonian and Beaver City Press 1881 – 1928]
  
===Societies, Museums and Libraries ===
 
 
===Vital Records===
 
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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>
 
==Websites==
 
==Websites==
*[http://historytogo.utah.gov/utah_chapters/mining_and_railroads/mining.html Utah Mining]
 
*[http://historytogo.utah.gov/utah_chapters/mining_and_railroads/silverinthebeehivestate.html Silver Mining in the Beehive State]
 
 
*[http://history.utah.gov/findaids/C00379/ The Beaver County (Utah) Photograph Collection, ca. 1930s]
 
*[http://history.utah.gov/findaids/C00379/ The Beaver County (Utah) Photograph Collection, ca. 1930s]
 
*[http://poorlygradedgravel.blogspot.com/2010/03/ghost-town-wednesday-sulphurdale-utah.html Sulphurdale blog with pictures]
 
*[http://poorlygradedgravel.blogspot.com/2010/03/ghost-town-wednesday-sulphurdale-utah.html Sulphurdale blog with pictures]
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*[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]
  
 
==Sources and Footnotes==
 
==Sources and Footnotes==
 
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[[Category:Beaver_County,_Utah]][[Category:Ghost Towns]]
 
[[Category:Beaver_County,_Utah]][[Category:Ghost Towns]]

Revision as of 21:04, 17 July 2011

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Quick History

Shack From Frisco like those In Sulphurdale
Sulphurdate is a mining class 6 ghost town in Beaver County. Exploring settlers discovered sulphur in the Cove Creek area of Beaver, Millard and Piute Counties. This was mined in an open pit exported and used for gun powder, sugar refining and medicines. The town was established in 1870. The sulpher company built 25 to 30 homes for the miners, teamsters and their families. For a while in 1918, the town was also known as Morrissey. Sulphurdale is home to a geothermal plant. By 1971 all that remained of the city was a company watchman and his family. [1]
Wikipedia
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Location

Three miles south of Cove Fort.

  • GPS Location: 38°33′37″N 112°34′55″W

Maps

Time Line

  • 1870 Established
  • 1883 Processing plant built
  • 1890 Steady production, large population
  • 1918 Town known as Morrissey
  • 1965 Company owner dies and plant is shut down
  • 1971 Skeleton crew remains

Neighboring Communities

Cove Fort | Fillmore

Cemeteries

Check cemeteries in neighboring communities.

Beaver County, Utah Cemeteries

Church Records

Historical Newspapers

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

  • A History of Beaver County [2]
  • The Historical Guide to Utah Ghost Towns. [3]
  • Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures [4]

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. Bradley, Martha Sonntag; ‘’A History of Beaver County’’ WorldCat 41643473
  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