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

Carbon Plant

 
 
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Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 30, 2018
1. Carbon Plant Marker
Inscription.  This monument is dedicated to the Carbon Plant, located SE of this site, the fourth coal-fired facility built by Utah Power. Construction on the $26 million plant began the summer of 1953, in cooperation with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 57, the local community and many other organizations. Unit 1, as 66,000 kw unit, was completed in 1954 and Unit 2, a 100, kw unit, was completed in 1957. Operating continuously longer than any other steam plant in the Utah Power system, the "Castle Gate Plant" burns around 1800 tons of coal daily to produce steam which spins turbine blades to generate 4.248 MW hours of electricity, serving the needs of over 300,000 people. The plant employs approximately 100 full-time workers. Over the years, union and management at the plant and the community have worked hand in hand through cooperation, compromise, and support to make this facility a great success in this area.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1953.
 
Location. 39° 43.901′ N, 110° 52.216′ W. Marker is
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near Helper, Utah, in Carbon County. Marker is on U.S. 6, half a mile north of U.S. 191, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Helper UT 84526, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Willow Creek Mine Explosion (a few steps from this marker); Castle Gate Mine Disaster (within shouting distance of this marker); Utah's Coal Industry (within shouting distance of this marker); Pleasant Valley Coal Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rainbow Inn (approx. 2.8 miles away); Helper Civic Auditorium (approx. 3.2 miles away); Helper Main Post Office (approx. 3.2 miles away); Helper City Hall (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Helper.
 
Carbon Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 30, 2018
2. Carbon Plant Marker
Carbon Plant Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 30, 2018
3. Carbon Plant Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 16, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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