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Utah Ghost Towns, Mining Camps, and the Wild West Frontier
This title highlights 95 of the state's most accessible and interesting ghost towns, mining camps, frontier towns, and other sites of historical interest, such as the Promontory Point. 67 historical and contemporary photos accompany colorful narratives of each location. GPS...
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Following the Legends: A GPS Guide to Utah's Lost Mines and Hidden Treasures
Utah's history is overflowing with legends. For the past 25 years, Dale Bascom has been collecting stories, maps, and documentation about Utah's legends. In Following the Legends, he attempts to draw the line between fact and fiction in the quest...
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Faded Footprints: The Lost Rhoades Mines and Other Hidden Treasures of the Uintahs
By: George A. Thompson Since its initial publication, Faded Footprints has become a classic, the recognized research guide for prospectors and treasure seekers in Utah's Uinta Mountains. Following the first edition, author George Thompson was contacted by literally thousands of...
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Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures
By: George A. Thompson Some Dreams Die is the most comprehensive guide to Utah's ghost towns ever assembled. In the course of his research the author visited the sites of over four hundred deserted communities, and probed their unique histories....
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The Mining Camps Speak: A New Way to Explore the Ghost Towns of the American West
By: Beth & Bill Sagstetter If you have ever visited ghost town sites and were disappointed because there was nothing left, here is the book you've been waiting for. In these pages you will discover a new way to explore...
Displays of Nature: History, Minerals and Crystals of Utah's Bingham Canyon Copper Mine
By: Jerry North Written by a 12-year mine geologist, this book gives an overview of both the geologic and mining history of the Bingham Canyon Copper Mine, one of the largest copper mines in the world. Vivid images and descriptions...
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Treasure Mtn Home: Park City Revisited
Illustrated with black & white photographs. This entertaining volume tells the history of Park City, Utah from its first days as a frontier mining camp to its present status as one of America's premier winter-sports havens. Between these two incarnations...
Draper (Images of America)
By Katherine L Weinstein Businessman George Whetman, who managed automobile dealerships in Draper, Utah, between 1931 and 1960, predicted that one day the town would become "the Beverly Hills of the state." His prediction was remarkably accurate. Draper has been...
The Sterling Legend: The Facts Behind the Lost Dutchman Mine
By: Estee Conatser The legend of Jacob Walzer's famed Lost Dutchman Mine has been tantalizing gold seekers since the 1870s. Thousands have ventured into the formidable desert surrounding the Superstition Mountains to solve the riddle that has eluded solving -...
A Hole in the Ground with a Liar at the Top: Fraud and Deceit in the Golden Age of American Mining
By: Dan Plazak Coal, silver, gold...there is something about the allure of finding hidden treasure that puts a glint in people's eyes - a glint that is sometimes blinding. An American saying, often attributed to Mark Twain, defines a mine...
A Directory of the Mining Industry of Utah 1967 (B-84)
The first Directory of the Mining Industry of Utah published by the Utah Geological and Mineralogical Survey in 1965 covered the industry through the year 1964. This the second directory provides information through 1967. The following agencies were especially helpful...
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