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Near East Carbon in Carbon County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Settlement of East Carbon

 
 
Settlement of East Carbon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 30, 2018
1. Settlement of East Carbon Marker
Inscription.  Early settlers in Whitmore Canyon, later called Sunnyside, were Jefferson Tidwell, his family and a brother John, who grazed cattle in the area prior to building their home in 1897. They located a vein of coal, sold it to the Utah Fuel Company for two hundred fifty dollars which was paid in ten and twenty dollar gold pieces. The first shipment of coke was in 1899. Columbia was settled in 1922. The Whitmore ranch area is now called Dragerton, thus making East Carbon the home of the largest coking coal deposits in the west.
 
Erected 1962 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Carbon County Geneva Camp. (Marker Number 272.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1897.
 
Location. 39° 31.559′ N, 110° 34.34′ W. Marker is near East Carbon, Utah, in Carbon County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 6 and Utah Route 123, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 6. Touch for map. Marker
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is in this post office area: East Carbon UT 84520, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rock Asphalt (a few steps from this marker); Jefferson Tidwell (approx. 8.7 miles away); Pioneer Cabin (approx. 8.7 miles away); Woodside / Price River Ranches / D & RGW Narrow Gauge (approx. 10.9 miles away).
 
Settlement of East Carbon Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 30, 2018
2. Settlement of East Carbon Marker
Settlement of East Carbon Marker <i>is on the right</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 30, 2018
3. Settlement of East Carbon Marker is on the right
Rock Asphalt Marker is on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 12, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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Apr. 12, 2024