“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Eureka in Juab County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Tintic Mining District

Tintic Mining District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 15, 2014
1. Tintic Mining District Marker
Inscription. The discovery of the outcrop of the Sunbeam Lode and the subsequent organization of the Tintic Mining District on December 13, 1869, was the beginning of a mining district which ultimately became world-famous. The name is in honor of the Ute Indian Chief Tintic who roamed this area with his braves. This district survives as the best physical reminder of Utah's mining heritage. Towns include Eureka, Silver City, Diamond, Knightsville, and Homansville. Gold, silver, lead, and copper were the primary minerals of the region.
There were four railroad companies serving the mining district: the Salt Lake and Western Railway, the Tintic Range Railway, the New East Tintic Railway, and the narrow gauge Eureka Hill Railway.
Eureka came to be known as one of the quietest boom camps in the west. There were stores, theaters, hotels, schools, newspapers, churches, an Andrew Carnegie library, and one of the first Golden Rule ( J.C. Penney ) stores.
There was a diverse ethnic mix in the district. The camps consisted of people representing many nationalities and religions, the famous and notorious, miners, prospectors, business proprietors, doctors, teachers, cowboys, railroad men, and beloved women. These women rocked the cradle, nursed the sick, and waited at the mouth of the mines to know who was being brought up from the bowels
Tintic Mining District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 15, 2014
2. Tintic Mining District Marker
of the earth below. The women dressed the dead and knelt in prayer. To all who believed tomorrow would bring a better life, we pay honor. Today we stand together and remember the great heroes of yesterday who settled this district with a dream of a better tomorrow.
Erected 1998 by Sunbeam Camp, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 512.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
Location. 39° 57.581′ N, 112° 6.543′ W. Marker is in Eureka, Utah, in Juab County. Marker is on Terrace Heights Road when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in park by edge of town. Marker is in this post office area: Eureka UT 84628, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “Old” L.D.S. Church Meetinghouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); Eureka United Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Eureka Post Office (approx. 0.6 miles away); Union Pacific Railroad Depot (approx. 0.7 miles away); Eureka City Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away); B.P.O.E. Block, Elk Lodge #711 (approx. mile away); Old Eureka Post Office (approx. mile away); McCornick and Company Bank (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Eureka.
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
Tintic Mining District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 15, 2014
3. Tintic Mining District Marker
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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