Terrace, Utah

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History

Terrace is a ghost town, close to the Park Valley area of west central Box Elder County and was established in 1869. [1] The largest of the last few construction camps built by the Central Pacific Railroad, Terrace went from a tent city to a town that settled down to become permanent. The railroad sustained the city with many Chinese remaining after the completion of the railroad to become permanent settlers, while other Chinese returned to San Francisco or back to China. The Chinese lived on east ridge, in dugouts or shanties, a small "China Town" in Northern Utah. [2]

Location

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Time Line

  • 1869 Established
  • 1900 Main railroad shops moved to Montello and Carlin Nevada
  • 1900 Fire burned through city destroyig many buildings
  • 1902 Railroad changed

Neighboring Communities

Promontory | Park Valley | Snowville |

Biographies

Cemeteries

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. [3]
  • Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures [4]

Websites

Sources and Footnotes

  1. *Wikipedia
  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. 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