Settlement of East Carbon - 272
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 39° 31.558 W 110° 34.342
12S E 536753 N 4375233
Marker off of Hwy 6 at junction of Hwy 123 southeast of Wellington, Utah.
Waymark Code: WMBWWE
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 06/28/2011
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member JacobBarlow
Views: 11

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Settlement of East Carbon

Early settlers in Whitmore Canyon, later called Sunnyside, were Jefferson Tidwell, his family and a brother John, who grazed cattle in the area prior to building their home in 1897.  They located a vein of coal, sold it to the Utah Fuel Company for two hundred fifty dollars which was paid in ten and twenty dollar gold pieces.  The first shipment of coke ws in 1899.  Columbia was settled in 1922.  The Whitmore ranch area is now called Dragerton, thus making East Carbon the home of the largest coking coal deposits in the west.

Marker Name: Settlement of East Carbon

Marker Number: 272

Marker Text: Not listed

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