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

Pleasant Valley Coal Company

 
 
Pleasant Valley Coal Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 30, 2018
1. Pleasant Valley Coal Company Marker
Inscription.  Near this site stood the Pleasant Valley Coal Company office and store.
On April 21, 1897, in of of the most daring daylight robberies, Butch Cassidy, Elsa Lay, and Bob Meeks robbed paymaster E.L. Carpenter and made off with over $8000.00 in gold and silver of which only approximately $1000.00 was ever recovered.
 
Erected 1982 by E Clampus Vitus, Utah Outpost, Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceLaw Enforcement. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 21, 1897.
 
Location. 39° 43.939′ N, 110° 52.25′ W. Marker is near Helper, Utah, in Carbon County. Marker is on U.S. 6, 0.6 miles 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. Utah's Coal Industry (a few steps from this marker); Castle Gate Mine Disaster (within shouting distance of this marker); Willow Creek Mine Explosion
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Carbon Plant (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. 3.3 miles away); Helper City Hall (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Helper.
 
Also see . . .  Legends of America. Lost Loot from Castle Gate, Utah (Submitted on April 16, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
Pleasant Valley Coal Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 30, 2018
2. Pleasant Valley Coal Company Marker
Pleasant Valley Coal Company Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 30, 2018
3. Pleasant Valley Coal Company 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 296 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 16, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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