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

Pleasant Valley Junction

 
 
Pleasant Valley Junction Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 1, 2018
1. Pleasant Valley Junction Marker
Inscription.  Pleasant Valley Junction about 1/2 mile So. of this site, began in the early 1880's when the Rio Grande R.R. extended the main line from Tucker over the summit into Carbon County. A round house was built and a branch line extended to the Pleasant Valley Coal camps. All coal shipped from Pleasant Valley used this new route. The area was re-named Colton in the late 1890's & was important as a railhead for livestock shipment, general freight, & a thriving ice industry. Another part of Colton's economy was the mining and milling of ozokerite, a mineral wax found only here & in Austria. The store behind this monument was moved from the original townsite in 1936.
 
Erected 1991 by E Clampus Vitus, Matt Warner Chapter 1900.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1936.
 
Location. 39° 50.957′ N, 111° 0.475′ W. Marker is near Helper, Utah, in Carbon County. Marker is on U.S. 6 at milepost 217.5, on the right
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when traveling west. 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 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Soldier Summit - A Failed Experiment (approx. 6.7 miles away); Pleasant Valley Coal Company (approx. 10.9 miles away); Utah's Coal Industry (approx. 10.9 miles away); Castle Gate Mine Disaster (approx. 10.9 miles away); Willow Creek Mine Explosion (approx. 10.9 miles away); Carbon Plant (approx. 10.9 miles away); Rainbow Inn (approx. 13.4 miles away); Helper Civic Auditorium (approx. 13.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Helper.
 
Pleasant Valley Junction Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 1, 2018
2. Pleasant Valley Junction Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 291 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 20, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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