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Castle Gate Photographs

    The coal mining camp of Castle Gate was opened in 1888 when a coal seam was found in that area, three miles north of Helper. It grew into a large mining camp with people from many national origins. It will always be remembered for the tragic explosion March 8, 1924, when 171 men were killed. There are many photographs in the collection of this period. Today the mining camp of Castle Gate has been closed and some of the homes moved to an area in Helper, and other places in the county.

    Please keep in mind that these photographs have been reduced in size to approximately 1 1/2" to 2" to save on server space and download time. The original size of the photograph varies. Please see the Introduction page for details on ordering photographs along with the price list.


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Mining

Photo #: 84-1-1 Date of origin: 1920
Item Name: Mining
Description: Two men hand drilling to set dynamite in coal mine (note miner with pipe.)

Mining

Photo #: 84-1-2 Date of origin: 1950
Item Name: Mining
Description: Castle Gate mine tipple.

Mining

Photo #: 84-1-3 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Mining
Description: Miner placing dynamite at face

Mining

Photo #: 84-1-4 Date of origin: circa 1938
Item Name: Mining
Description: Using picks and shovels to mine coal in a 30 foot seam in Utah Fuel Company's no 2 mine.

Mining

Photo #: 84-1-5 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Mining
Description: Mine cars loaded with coal coming out of mine.

Mining

Photo #: 84-1-6 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Mining
Description: Inside Castle Gate mine.

Mining

Photo #: 84-1-7 Date of origin: circa 1950
Item Name: Mining
Description: Coal miner in Castle Gate

Miners

Photo #: 84-1-8 Date of origin: 1890
Item Name: Miners
Description: Coal miners outside Castle Gate no. 1 mine in 1890.

Town

Photo #: 84-1-9 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Town
Description: Castle Gate tipple and town.

Mining

Photo #: 84-1-10 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Town
Description: Mine cars coming out of mine at Castle Gate.

Mining

Photo #: 84-1-11 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Town
Description: Gibbs Aparatus

Mining Mules

Photo #: 84-1-12 Date of origin: 1890
Item Name: Mining Mules
Description: Mules that worked in the coal mine pulling coal cars.

Mining

Photo #: 84-1-13 Date of origin: circa 1940
Item Name: Mining
Description: Castle Gate mine coal has been blasted and is being loaded.

Mining

Photo #: 84-1-14 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Mining
Description: Coal being loaded into a shuttle car by a coal loader in the Castle Gate Mine - negative

Tipple

Photo #: 84-1-15 Date of origin: circa 1890
Item Name: Mining
Description: Tipple and coal yard at Castle Gate.

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Photo #: 84-1-16 Date of origin: 1951
Item Name: Miners
Description: Utah Fuel Co. Division of Kaiser Steel. Catle Gate tipple crew #2 taken July 19, 1951. 2 different sizes available. the smaller one was donated by Mel Taylor.

Tipple

Photo #: 84-1-17 Date of origin: 1900
Item Name: Tipple
Description: Castle Gate Tipple

Tipple

Photo #: 84-1-18 Date of origin: 1900
Item Name: Tipple
Description: Castle Gate Tipple

Tipple

Photo #: 84-1-19 Date of origin: 1900
Item Name: Tipple
Description: Castle Gate Tipple

Mine

Photo #: 84-1-20 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Mine
Description: Fan used to draw air out of the mine at Castle Gate

Tipple

Photo #: 84-1-21 Date of origin: 1900
Item Name: Tipple
Description: Castle Gate Tipple

Coke Ovens

Photo #: 84-1-22 Date of origin: 1900
Item Name: Coke Ovens
Description: Coke ovens at Castle Gate

Load Out

Photo #: 84-1-23 Date of origin: 1990's
Item Name: load out
Description: Coal loadout at Castle Gate.

Tipple

Photo #: 84-1-24 Date of origin: 1910
Item Name: Tipple
Description: Castle Gate tipple from Willow Creek junction

Load Out

Photo #: 84-1-25 Date of origin: 1990's
Item Name: load out
Description: Coal loadout at Castle Gate.

Tipple

Photo #: 84-1-26 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Tipple
Description: Castle Gate mine tipple of the Castle Gate #1 mine

mine

Photo #: 84-1-27 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Mine
Description: Castle Gate mine portals - Willow Creek Canyon

Mine Explosion

Photo #: 84-1-28 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Mine Explosion
Description: Caskets of miners in the community hall. The miners were killed in the explosion of #2 mine March 8, 1924.

Miners

Photo #: 84-1-29 Date of origin: 1900
Item Name: Miners
Description: Miners by Castle Gate tipple.

explosion

Photo #: 84-1-30 Date of origin: 1924
Item Name: Explosion
Description: Removing bodies from the Castle Gate #2 mine after explosion March 8, 1924.

explosion

Photo #: 84-1-31 Date of origin: 1924
Item Name: Explosion
Description: Rescue crew at Castle Gate mine in March 8, 1924 when an explosion occured.

explosion

Photo #: 84-1-32 Date of origin: 1924
Item Name: Explosion
Description: Cleaning debris at opening of mine after the explosion on March 8, 1924 at Castle Gate mine.

P-Lamp House

Photo #: 84-1-33 Date of origin: 1924
Item Name: P-lamp House
Description: Lamp house where miners pick up lamps before going into mine.

Explosion

Photo #: 84-1-34 Date of origin: 1924
Item Name: Explosion
Description: Scene at pithead after explosion, March 8, 1924.

Miner

Photo #: 84-1-35 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Miner
Description: Miner in Castle Gate mine drilling holse for dynamite. Miner has a battery light.

MinersMiners

Photo #: 84-1-36 Date of origin: 1942
Item Name: Miners
Description: Mechanics at Utah Fuel Co., Castle Gate September 1942

Miners

Photo #: 84-1-37 Date of origin: 1900
Item Name: Miners
Description: Coal miners at Castle Gate

Miners

Photo #: 84-1-38 Date of origin: 1900
Item Name: Miners
Description: Coal Miners in the Mine (Note the carbide lamps on the hats and picks.)

MinersMiners

Photo #: 84-1-39 Date of origin: 1951
Item Name: Miners
Description: Mechanical force - Castle Gate #2 mine July 19, 1951. Utah Fuel Co. division of Kaiser Steel Corporation

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Photo #: 84-1-40 Date of origin: 1942
Item Name: Miners
Description: Day shift miners, Utah fuel Co. at Castle Gate, September 16, 1942

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Photo #: 84-1-41 Date of origin: 1944
Item Name: Miners
Description: Castle Gate crew

explosion

Photo #: 84-1-42 Date of origin: 1924
Item Name: Explosion
Description: People waiting for rescuers after March 8, 1924 explosion at Castle Gate

explosion

Photo #: 84-1-43 Date of origin: 1924
Item Name: Explosion
Description: People waiting for rescuers after March 8, 1924 explosion at Castle Gate

explosion

Photo #: 84-1-44 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Explosion
Description: People waiting for bodies to be brouhgt out of the mine.

tipple

Photo #: 84-1-45 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Tipple
Description: Castle Gate tipple

tipple

Photo #: 84-1-46 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Tipple
Description: Castle Gate tipple

Castle Gate

Photo #: 84-1-47 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Castle Gate
Description: Castle Gate rotary car dump at #2 mine site.

mining

Photo #: 84-1-48 Date of origin: 1921
Item Name: Mining
Description: Photo was taken May 11, 1921. A tour is being conducted inside Castle Gate No. 2 mine.

mining

Photo #: 84-1-49 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Mining
Description: Miners with their mules.

mining

Photo #: 84-1-50 Date of origin: March 21, 2002
Item Name: Mining
Description: #2 mine portal at Castle Gate with an interesting ray of "sunshine" on it.

explosion

Photo #: 84-1-60 Date of origin: 1924
Item Name: Explosion
Description: Rescue crew going into mine to bring out miners who died in the March 8, 1924 explosion at Castle Gate.

explosion

Photo #: 84-1-61 Date of origin: 1924
Item Name: Explosion
Description: Rescue crew at the March 8, 1924 mine explosion at Castle Gate crew was from Kenilworth mine. In the photo is Ernest Lloyd, left, Mr. Jackson, Richard Roaf, Pete Meyer, C.L. Leavitt and Jack Butte.

explosion

Photo #: 84-1-62 Date of origin: 1924
Item Name: Explosion
Description: Men waiting at the portal of the mine for the dead to be brought out after the explosion of the Castle Gate Mine, March 8, 1924.

Train wreck

Photo #: 84-1-63 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Train Wreck
Description: Wreck near tunnel entrance, Castle Gate Tramway.

explosion

Photo #: 84-1-64 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Explosion
Description: Waiting outside the temporary Hospital at the Castle Gate mine explosion - March 8, 1924.

explosion

Photo #: 84-1-65 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Explosion
Description: Men waiting for word about the victims of the Castle Gate Mine explosion that occurred on March 8, 1924.

explosion

Photo #: 84-1-66 Date of origin: 1924
Item Name: Explosion
Description: Men waiting at the bathhouse for victims of the Castle Gate Mine explosion of March 8, 1924

explosion

Photo #: 84-1-67 Date of origin: 1924
Item Name: Explosion
Description: The rescue crew at the March 8, 1924 mine explosion in Castle Gate.

explosion

Photo #: 84-1-68 Date of origin: 1924
Item Name: Explosion
Description: People waiting by the bathhouse for victims of the Castle Gate mine explosion - March 8, 1924.

explosion

Photo #: 84-1-69 Date of origin: 1924
Item Name: Explosion
Description: Men waiting at the mine entrance for victims of the Castle Gate mine explosion - March 8, 1924.

explosion

Photo #: 84-1-70 Date of origin: 1924
Item Name: Explosion
Description: Men unloading caskets for victims of mine explosion at Castle Gate - March 8, 1924.

explosion

Photo #: 84-1-71 Date of origin: 1924
Item Name: Explosion
Description: Men waiting for word on survivors of the mine explosion - March 8, 1924.

explosion

Photo #: 84-1-72 Date of origin: 1924
Item Name: Explosion
Description: Fenced grave in the Castle Gate cemetery of victim of the mine explosion - March 8, 1924.

cemetery

Photo #: 84-1-73 Date of origin: 1924
Item Name: Cemetery
Description: Castle Gate cemetery after burials of miners after March 8, 1924 mine explosion.

cemetery

Photo #: 84-1-74 Date of origin: 1924
Item Name: Cemetery
Description: Graves at the Castle Gate cemetery being dug for disaster victims of Castle Gate mine explosion, March 8, 1924.

cemetery

Photo #: 84-1-76 Date of origin: 1924
Item Name: Cemetery
Description: Funeral of a victim of the March 8, 1924 mine explosion at Castle Gate.

Explosion

Photo #: 84-1-77 Date of origin: 1924
Item Name: Explosion
Description: A casket on a truck being delivered for the funeral of a victim of the March 8, 1928 mine explosion at Castle Gate.

Cemetery

Photo #: 84-1-78 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Cemetery
Description: Turn gate at the Castle Gate cemetery.

Cemetery

Photo #: 84-1-79 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Cemetery
Description: Fenced in grave at the Castle Gate cemetery.

Cemetery

Photo #: 84-1-81 Date of origin: 1924
Item Name: Cemetery
Description: People in Castle Gate cemetery after the funerals of victims of the March 8, 1924 mine explosion at the Castle Gate mine.

Explosion

Photo #: 84-1-82 Date of origin: 1924
Item Name: Explosion
Description: The streets of Castle Gate after the mine explosion.

Explosion

Photo #: 84-1-83 Date of origin: 1924
Item Name: Explosion
Description: Men waiting for the victims of the Mach 8, 1924 mine explosion at Castle Gate mine to be brought out of the mine.

Miners

Photo #: 84-1-84 Date of origin: 1950s
Item Name: Explosion
Description: Miners at Castle Gate.

Mining

Photo #: 84-1-86 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Mining
Description: Pit Cars, loaded with coal, being brought out of coal mine.

Mining

Photo #: 84-1-87 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Mining
Description: Rotary dump used to dump coal from mine pit car into railroad cars or tipple storage..

Mining

Photo #: 84-1-88 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Mining
Description: Mine entry at Castle Gate coal mine.

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Photo #: 84-1-89 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Miners
Description: Utah Fuel Company Division of Kaiser Steel Corporation, Castle Gate #2 mines, July 18, 1951

Miners

Photo #: 84-1-90 Date of origin: 1948
Item Name: Miners
Description: United Mine Workers of America, delegates, district 22 of Wyoming and Utah - October 11, 1948, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Mining

Photo #: 84-1-91 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Mining
Description: Conveyor used to move coal from the mine to the train cars or to the power plant.

Mining

Photo #: 84-1-92 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Mining
Description: Picture of the inside of the Castle Gate bathhouse.

Miners

Photo #: 84-1-93 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Miners
Description: Miners with the young boys who went into the mines with their fathers. (note the oil lamps.)

Miners

Photo #: 84-1-94 Date of origin: 1900
Item Name: Miners
Description: Castle Gate coal miners. (note the oil lamps and the young boys ready to go into the mine.)

Miners

Photo #: 84-1-96 Date of origin: circa 1924
Item Name: Miners
Description: Coal miners at portal of Castle Gate mine #2, prior to 1924 explosion. All of these men were killed March 8, 1924, in that explosion.

Miners

Photo #: 84-1-97 Date of origin: 1924
Item Name: Funeral
Description: Funeral for victims of mine explosion at Castle Gate, March 8, 1924. Photo taken in Castle Gate Cemetery.

Miners

Photo #: 84-1-98 Date of origin: circa 1890's
Item Name: Miners
Description: Miners at the portal at Castle Gate. (Note soft canvas hats made for oil lamps.)

Miners

Photo #: 84-1-99 Date of origin: circa 1900
Item Name: Miners
Description: Miners in the Castle Gate mine. (note the wooden coal cars being pulled by a mule and a horse.

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Photo #: 84-1-100 Date of origin: 1951
Item Name: Miners
Description: Utah Fuel Co. Division of Kaiser Steel Corp., Castle Gate Mine, July 18, 1951

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Photo #: 84-1-101 Date of origin: 1942
Item Name: Miners
Description: Utah Fuel Co. Day Tipple crew. Castle Gate, Utah Sept. 16, 1942.

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Photo #: 84-1-102 Date of origin: 1942
Item Name: Miners
Description: Utah Fuel Co. Mechanics Dept. Castle Gate, Utah Sept. 16, 1942.

Castle Gate Mine

Photo #: 84-1-103 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Castle Gate Mine
Description: Electric bulldozer in Castle Gate mine.

Castle Gate Mine

Photo #: 84-1-104 Date of origin: 1920
Item Name: Castle Gate Mine
Description: Castle Gate #2 mine in Kenilworth bed. Originals in John Peparakis collection in the archives.

Castle Gate Mine

Photo #: 84-1-105 Date of origin: 1920
Item Name: Castle Gate Mine
Description: Price Canyon formations cliffs at Price River Canyon, showing Blackhawk coal-bearing formation and Castle Gate sandstone member. Picture taken by M.M. Galbraith in the years 1929-1933 for the City of Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power. He spent these years exploring Utah, Colorado, and New mexico coal fields for fuel sources for power plants.

Mining Camp

Photo #: 84-1-106 Date of origin: 1920
Item Name: Mining Camp
Description: Mining camp of Castle Gate.

Mining

Photo #: 84-1-107 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Mining
Description: Shuttle car in #2 mine at Castle Gate.

Mining

Photo #: 84-1-108 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Mining
Description: Women in the #2 mine at Castle Gate.

mining

Photo #: 84-1-109 Date of origin: 1920
Item Name: Mining
Description: Miners inside Castle Gate Mine.

mining

Photo #: 84-1-111 Date of origin: 1920
Item Name: Mining
Description:  

mining

Photo #: 84-1-112 Date of origin: 1988
Item Name: Mining
Description: The load out, where railroad cars are loaded, at the Castle Gate mine, circa 1988.

Tipple

Photo #: 84-1-116 Date of origin: 1900
Item Name: tipple
Description: Castle Gate Tipple

 

Photo #: 84-1-119 Date of origin:  
Item Name:  
Description:  

explosion

Photo #: 84-1-120 Date of origin: 1924
Item Name: explosion
Description: Trucks with coffins of the Greek coal miners killed in the Castle Gate explosion on March 8, 1924.

tipple

Photo #: 84-1-121 Date of origin: 1910
Item Name: tipple
Description: Castle Gate Tipple.

tipple

Photo #: 84-1-122 Date of origin: 1910
Item Name: tipple
Description: Castle Gate looking toward the tipple and railroad yard.

Load-out

Photo #: 84-1-124 Date of origin: 1970's
Item Name: Load-out
Description: Load-out at Castle Gate.

miners

Photo #: 84-1-125 Date of origin: 1984
Item Name: Miners
Description: The first Price River Coal crew to enter Crandal Canyon Shaft, May 18, 1984, near Castle Gate mine. Names on the photograph: Jerry Cline, Jack Matekovic, Laine Adair, Tommy Jewell, Max Heino, Joe Busio, Gary Dewsnup, George Lasley, Dan Scartezina.

Load-out

Photo #: 84-1-126 Date of origin: 1980's
Item Name: Load-out
Description: Load out that was built in the area that had been the mining camp of Castle Gate. The town was moved and torn down in 1974 and this load-out replaced it in the early 1980's.

Bony Pickers

Photo #: 84-1-127 Date of origin: 1920's
Item Name: Bony Pickers
Description: Picking tables in Castle Gate Tipple. The coal was sorted by size at these tables.

hospital

Photo #: 84-1-128 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Hospital
Description: Castle Gate main street showing the hospital. (The two story building.)

tipple

Photo #: 84-1-129 Date of origin: 1930
Item Name: Tipple
Description: Castle Gate Coal Mine tipple

Photo: 84-1-130 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Mining
Description: Company Mine office. Photo appears to be taken during the time Castle Gate was being dismantled and torn down.
84-1-131.jpg Photo: 84-1-131 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Mining
Description: The North American Coal Corp, Utah Division Office in Castle Gate during the wintertime.
84-1-132.jpg Photo: 84-1-132 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Mine offices in Castle Gate. Photo was taken during the wintertime
84-1-133.jpg Photo: 84-1-133 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Mining
Description: The Power Plant in Price Canyon
84-1-134.jpg Photo: 84-1-134 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Mining
Description: Mining buildings in castle Gate during the wintertime
84-1-135.jpg Photo: 84-1-135 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Mining
Description: Mining buildings in Castle Gate during the wintertime
84-1-136.jpg Photo: 84-1-136 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Mining
Description: Bath house and the lamp house in Castle Gate
84-1-137.jpg Photo: 84-1-137 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Mining
Description: No. 2 mine entrance was opened in 1912 and was the location of the 1924 mine explosion.

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