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Huntington in Emery County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Hiawatha

 
 
Hiawatha Marker image. Click for full size.
By Danny Grills
1. Hiawatha Marker
Inscription.  Hiawatha, about 13 miles NW of this location, was named from Longfellow's poem "Hiawatha." It was incorporated in Sept of 1911. In June of 1912, along with Blackhawk & Mohrland, it was purchased by the U.S. Fuel Company. Coal produced by Hiawatha came from Emery County, but the town & the mine portal were in Carbon County. In 1912, 2000 tons of coal were produced in a twelve hour period, 20 single & double housing were built, the first motion picture was shown, & the work force steadily increased. In 1938, U.S. Fuel built a new coal preparation plant at Hiawatha, and began extracting Mohrland's coal through the Hiawatha portal, this spelled the end of Mohrland. In 1991 U.S. Fuel's continuous miner sections could not compete with modern longwall technology & it was fored to layoff its miners. After 84 years Hiawatha concluded its mining operations & the town dis-incorporated. The era of Hiawatha ended & one of the last company owned mining towns in America ceased to exist.
 
Erected by Matt Warner Chapter 1900 E Clampus Vitus.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce
View of Hiawatha marker second from left. Next to the Mohrland Marker. image. Click for full size.
By Jacob Barlow, August 10, 2014
2. View of Hiawatha marker second from left. Next to the Mohrland Marker.
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Notable Places. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1911.
 
Location. 39° 20.825′ N, 110° 56.575′ W. Marker is in Huntington, Utah, in Emery County. Marker can be reached from Huntington State Park Marina Road near Marina Road, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located to the left once you enter Huntington State Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntington UT 84528, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robber's Roost (here, next to this marker); Mohrland (here, next to this marker); Desert Lake-Victor (here, next to this marker); North Emery High School (approx. 1.8 miles away); Huntington's First Meeting House (approx. 1.8 miles away); Old Bell (approx. 1.9 miles away); Old Ranger Station (approx. 1.9 miles away); Cleveland (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 462 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 24, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California.   2. submitted on February 2, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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