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

Rainbow Inn

Rainbow Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Danny Grills
1. Rainbow Inn Marker
Inscription. The Rainbow Inn is located at 305 N Mains St, Helper, Utah and was built in 1922. Originally owned by Lena Fodero, the building was used as a hotel, bar, and sporting house. It was known for the bordello on the upper floor. The railroad which serviced the Spring Canyon coal mining towns went directly past the Rainbow Inn. It's location drew many single male immigrants who were working on the railroad, at the power plants and in the coal mines.

It was purchased by Stephen M. Johnson on May 1, 1980 and used as a bar. On July 23, 1983, The Rainbow Inn became the first official watering hole of the Utah out post, known as Matt Warner, of the Mountain Charlie Chapter of E Clampus Vitus. The Rainbow Inn closed its doors in 1987.
Erected 2017 by Matt Warner Chapter 1900 E Clampus Vitus.
Location. 39° 41.52′ N, 110° 51.704′ W. Marker is in Helper, Utah, in Carbon County. Marker is on North Main Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Helper UT 84526, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carbon Hotel (approx. 0.7 miles away); Matt Warner (approx.

Rainbow Inn sign image. Click for full size.
2. Rainbow Inn sign
0.7 miles away); Harding School (approx. 6.9 miles away); The Nine Mile Road (approx. 7˝ miles away); Abraham Powell 1877 Cabin (approx. 7.6 miles away).
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Rainbow Inn building image. Click for full size.
3. Rainbow Inn building
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