Eureka in Juab County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Tintic Mining District
There were four railroad companies serving the mining district: the Salt Lake and Western Railway, the Tintic Range Railway, the New East Tintic Railway, and the narrow gauge Eureka Hill Railway.
Eureka came to be known as one of the quietest boom camps in the west. There were stores, theaters, hotels, schools, newspapers, churches, an Andrew Carnegie library, and one of the first Golden Rule ( J.C. Penney ) stores.
There was a diverse ethnic mix in the district. The camps consisted of people representing many nationalities and religions, the famous and notorious, miners, prospectors, business proprietors,
Erected 1998 by Sunbeam Camp, Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 512.)
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 month for this entry is December 1895.
Location. 39° 57.581′ N, 112° 6.543′ W. Marker is in Eureka, Utah, in Juab County. Marker is on Terrace Heights Road when traveling north. Marker is in park by edge of town. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eureka UT 84628, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “Old” L.D.S. Church Meetinghouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); Eureka United Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Eureka Post Office (approx. 0.6 miles away); Union Pacific Railroad Depot (approx. 0.7 miles away); Eureka City HallB.P.O.E. Block, Elk Lodge #711 (approx. ¾ mile away); Old Eureka Post Office (approx. ¾ mile away); McCornick and Company Bank (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eureka.
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