Huntington in Emery County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Inscription. Hiawatha, about 13 miles NW of this location, was named from Longfellow's poem "Hiawatha." It was incorporated in Sept of 1911. In June of 1912, along with Blackhawk & Mohrland, it was purchased by the U.S. Fuel Company. Coal produced by Hiawatha came from Emery County, but the town & the mine portal were in Carbon County. In 1912, 2000 tons of coal were produced in a twelve hour period, 20 single & double housing were built, the first motion picture was shown, & the work force steadily increased. In 1938, U.S. Fuel built a new coal preparation plant at Hiawatha, and began extracting Mohrland's coal through the Hiawatha portal, this spelled the end of Mohrland. In 1991 U.S. Fuel's continuous miner sections could not compete with modern longwall technology & it was fored to layoff its miners. After 84 years Hiawatha concluded its mining operations & the town dis-incorporated. The era of Hiawatha ended & one of the last company owned mining towns in America ceased to exist.
By Danny Grills
1. Hiawatha Marker
Erected by Matt Warner Chapter 1900 E Clampus Vitus.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 39° 20.825′ N, 110° 56.575′ W. Marker is in Huntington, Utah, in Emery County. Marker can be
reached from Huntington State Park Marina Road near Marina Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located to the left once you enter Huntington State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Huntington UT 84528, United States of America.
By Jacob Barlow, August 10, 2014
2. View of Hiawatha marker second from left. Next to the Mohrland Marker.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robber's Roost (here, next to this marker); Mohrland (here, next to this marker); Desert Lake-Victor (here, next to this marker).
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Notable Places •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 24, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 388 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on January 24, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. 2. submitted on February 2, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.