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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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cemetery

Photo #: 84-3-121 Date of origin: 1970's
Item Name: Cemetery
Description: Castle Gate Cemetery.

cemetery

Photo #: 84-3-122 Date of origin: 1970's
Item Name: Cemetery
Description: Castle Gate Cemetery.

people

Photo #: 84-3-123 Date of origin: 1890's
Item Name: People
Description: Very close up shot of the people standing in front of Pleasant Valley Coal Company building. Original photo 84-3-6.

cemetery

Photo #: 84-3-124 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Cemetery
Description: Funeral of a victim of the Castle Gate Mine explosion, March 8, 1924. Victim unknown. burial taking place in the Slovenian Cemetery in Spring Glen.

funeral

Photo #: 84-3-125 Date of origin:  
Item Name: funeral
Description: Funeral of a victim of the Castle Gate Mine explosion, March 8, 1924. Victim unknown. Burial taking place in the Castle Gate Cemetery.

monument

Photo #: 84-3-126 Date of origin: 1980's
Item Name: monument
Description: Historic plaque at the site of the Wasatch Company Store and mine offices at Castle Gate. The plaque was placed by the Clampers.

hospital

Photo #: 84-3-127 Date of origin: 1930's
Item Name: hospital
Description: Castle Gate Hospital.

Power Plant

Photo #: 84-3-128 Date of origin: 1954
Item Name: Power Plant
Description: Castle Gate Power plant. First unit built 1954 and second unit built in 1956.

baseball

Photo #: 84-3-129 Date of origin: 1930's
Item Name: baseball
Description: Castle Gate softball team. Top row: William Memory, Thomas Hilton, Chuck Peterson, Leland Olsen (Swede), Holly Burgess. Bottom row: Louis Nougarett (Frenchie), Bud Ludwick, Billy Bitton, Harry Whitaker, Frank "Pug" Pero, Charlie Huff, Willis Larson

statue

Photo #: 84-3-130 Date of origin: 1996
Item Name: statue
Description: Gary Prazen commemorating the Utah Power and Light plant in Castle Gate.

hospital

Photo #: 84-3-131 Date of origin: 1974
Item Name: hospital
Description: Photographs of Castle Gate taken in 1974 prior to the mining camp being torn down. Castle Gate Hospital.

Post Office

Photo #: 84-3-132 Date of origin: 1974
Item Name: Post Office
Description: Photographs of Castle Gate taken in 1974 prior to the mining camp being torn down. Castle Gate Post Office.

Company office

Photo #: 84-3-133 Date of origin: 1974
Item Name: Company office
Description: Photographs of Castle Gate taken in 1974 prior to the mining camp being torn down. Castle Gate Company Office.

Amusement Hall

Photo #: 84-3-134 Date of origin: 1974
Item Name: Amusement Hall
Description: Photographs of Castle Gate taken in 1974 prior to the mining camp being torn down. Castle Gate Amusement Hall

Castle Gate

Photo #: 84-3-135 Date of origin: 1974
Item Name: Castle Gate
Description: Photographs of Castle Gate taken in 1974 prior to the mining camp being torn down. The Castle Gate

Church

Photo #: 84-3-136 Date of origin: 1974
Item Name: Castle Gate
Description: Photographs of Castle Gate taken in 1974 prior to the mining camp being torn down. The LDS church in Castle Gate

Town

Photo #: 84-3-137 Date of origin: 1900's
Item Name: Castle Gate
Description: Homes in the mining camp of Castle Gate.

Town

Photo #: 84-3-138 Date of origin: 1900's
Item Name: Castle Gate
Description: Homes in the mining camp of Castle Gate.

Power Plant

Photo #: 84-3-140 Date of origin: 1954
Item Name: Power Plant
Description: Utah Power & Light, Carbon Plant, Castle Gate, Utah

Power Plant

Photo #: 84-3-141 Date of origin: 1954
Item Name: Power Plant
Description: Utah Power & Light, Carbon Plant, Castle Gate, Utah - Railroad cars filled with coal for the plant to use.

Flood

Photo #: 84-3-142 Date of origin: 1917
Item Name: Flood
Description: Castle Gate flood damage in 1917 when the Gooseberry Dam broke.

Castle Gate

Photo #: 84-3-143 Date of origin: 1974
Item Name: Castle Gate
Description: Photographs of Castle Gate taken in 1974 prior to the mining camp being torn down.

Power Plant

Photo #: 84-3-144 Date of origin: 1954
Item Name: Power Plant
Description: Utah Power & Light, Carbon Plant, Castle Gate, Utah - First unit built 1954 and second unit built in 1956. See photos 84-3-128 & 84-3-145

Power Plant

Photo #: 84-3-145 Date of origin: 1954
Item Name: Power Plant
Description: Utah Power & Light, Carbon Plant, Castle Gate, Utah - First unit built 1954 and second unit built in 1956. See photos 84-3-128 & 84-3-144

Flood

Photo #: 84-3-146 Date of origin: 1917
Item Name: Flood
Description: Castle Gate flood damage in 1917 when the Gooseberry Dam broke.

Flood

Photo #: 84-3-147 Date of origin: 1917
Item Name: Flood
Description: Castle Gate flood damage in 1917 when the Gooseberry Dam broke. (East of Kjune)

Flood

Photo #: 84-3-148 Date of origin: 1917
Item Name: Flood
Description: Castle Gate flood damage in 1917 when the Gooseberry Dam broke.

Castle Gate

Photo #: 84-3-149 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Castle Gate
Description: The Castle Gate rock formation nearly closed.

Castle Gate

Photo #: 84-3-150 Date of origin: 1955
Item Name: Castle Gate
Description: Castle Gate washer and tipple on Highway 50 west of Helper in 1955

Power Plant

Photo #: 84-3-151 Date of origin: 1953
Item Name: Power Plant
Description: Castle Gate steam generating plant #1 partially completed.

The Castle Gate

Photo #: 84-3-152 Date of origin:  
Item Name: The Castle Gate
Description: The Castle Gate looking north.

explosion

Photo #: 84-3-153 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Explosion
Description: Headstone of Nick Ambrosio in Salt Lake Cemetery. Nick was killed in castle Gate mine explosion 8 Mar 1924.

explosion

Photo #: 84-3-154 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Explosion
Description: The Grandsons of Nick Ambrosio a victim of the Castle Gate mine explosion.

explosion

Photo #: 84-3-155 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Explosion
Description: Picture of Nick Ambrosio taken before he was killed in Castle Gate Mine Explosion.

Price Canyon

Photo #: 84-3-157 Date of origin: 1920's
Item Name: Price Canyon
Description: A car was smashed when a boulder fell on it in Price Canyon.

cemetery

Photo #: 84-3-158 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Cemetery
Description: Cemetery - headstone of William J. born 9 Dec 1893, died 13 Dec 1893.

cemetery

Photo #: 84-3-159 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Cemetery
Description: Cemetery - turn style gate.

cemetery

Photo #: 84-3-160 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Cemetery
Description: Cemetery

cemetery

Photo #: 84-3-161 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Cemetery
Description: Cemetery - head stone of John Slavensky who died in mine explosion on 8 Mar 1924.

cemetery

Photo #: 84-3-162 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Cemetery
Description: Cemetery - head stone of Melba daughter of A.D. & Minnie Carroll

cemetery

Photo #: 84-3-163 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Cemetery
Description: Cemetery - Headstone of Forster

cemetery

Photo #: 84-3-164 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Cemetery
Description: Cemetery

cemetery

Photo #: 84-3-165 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Cemetery
Description: Cemetery - shows old style grave markers

cemetery

Photo #: 84-3-166 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Cemetery
Description: Cemetery - headstone surrounded by rod iron fence.

cemetery

Photo #: 84-3-167 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Cemetery
Description: Cemetery

cemetery

Photo #: 84-3-168 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Cemetery
Description: Cemetery - headstone of Louisa A. daughter of David J. and Maggie Thomas

cemetery

Photo #: 84-3-169 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Cemetery
Description: Cemetery

cemetery

Photo #: 84-3-170 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Cemetery
Description: Cemetery - headstone of Jakob Oman born 1868, died 1905

cemetery

Photo #: 84-3-171 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Cemetery
Description: Cemetery - headstone of Edward C. son of Alma and Maggie Hardee

cemetery

Photo #: 84-3-172 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Cemetery
Description: Cemetery

cemetery

Photo #: 84-3-173 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Cemetery
Description: Cemetery

cemetery

Photo #: 84-3-174 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Cemetery
Description: Cemetery - headstone of Charles Rees Lewis and baby.

cemetery

Photo #: 84-3-175 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Cemetery
Description: Cemetery in 1996. Photo shows the monument that lists the names of everyone buried in cemetery.

cemetery

Photo #: 84-3-176 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Cemetery
Description: Excavation in area where Castle Gate town once was.

cemetery

Photo #: 84-3-177 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Cemetery
Description: Excavation in area where Castle Gate town once was.

Castle Gate

Photo #: 84-3-178 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Castle Gate
Description: The remains of the Castle Gate.

Castle Gate

Photo #: 84-3-179 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Castle Gate
Description: The wall of the Castle Gate.

Cemetery

Photo #: 84-3-180 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Cemetery
Description: Castle Gate cemetery turn style gate and monument.

Coal Load-out

Photo #: 84-3-181 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Coal Load-out
Description: Coal Load-out and washer plant - Price River Coal

Cemetery

Photo #: 84-3-182 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Cemetery
Description: cemetery

Castle Gate

Photo #: 84-3-183 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Castle Gate
Description: Looking south toward power plant with east side of tunnel remains showing.

Cemetery

Photo #: 84-3-184 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Cemetery
Description: cemetery

Load-out

Photo #: 84-3-185 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Load-out
Description: Price River Coal load out and washer plant

Castle Gate

Photo #: 84-3-189 Date of origin: 1950
Item Name: Castle Gate
Description: The annual Christmas party at Castle Gate was a gala affair. LaJuana plays accordian as Supt. Jimmy Thorpe looks on. Utah Fuel Co. Coal Magazine, vol II dated January 1950

Castle Gate

Photo #: 84-3-190 Date of origin: 1950
Item Name: Castle Gate
Description: Lovely Women Shown below stage, Rose ceremony - Castle Gate M.I.A. Junior class - shown below - were given rose bouquets in pretty annual ceremony, the girls, left to right: Mrs. McGrath, Gay Silitoe, Gerry Johnson, Joanne Houghton, LaRae Wilstead, Alene Taylor, Roween Nougaret, Marianne Thomas, Joyce Houghton, Sue Phillips, Winnie Moss, Joyce Hardee, Mrs. Thomas Utah Fuel Co. Coal Magazine Vol II dated Jan 1950

Castle Gate

Photo #: 84-3-191 Date of origin: 1950
Item Name: Castle Gate
Description: Castle Gate group at Christmas even singing "Holy Night" Utah Fuel Co. coal Magazine Vol II dated Jan 1950

Castle Gate

Photo #: 84-3-192 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Castle Gate
Description: Castle Gate

Castle Gate

Photo #: 84-3-194 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Castle Gate
Description: Homes in Castle Gate

Castle Gate

Photo #: 84-3-195 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Castle Gate
Description: Homes in Castle Gate

Castle Gate

Photo #: 84-3-196 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Castle Gate
Description: Homes in Castle Gate

Castle Gate

Photo #: 84-3-197 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Castle Gate
Description: The Company Store in Castle Gate

Castle Gate

Photo #: 84-3-199 Date of origin: 1960
Item Name: Castle Gate
Description: Castle Gate tipple, substation and plumbers shop.

Castle Gate

Photo #: 84-3-200 Date of origin: 1960
Item Name: Castle Gate
Description: Willow Creek showing bathhouse and cemetery.

Castle Gate

Photo #: 84-3-201 Date of origin: 1960
Item Name: Castle Gate
Description: Willow Creek looking east.

Castle Gate

Photo #: 84-3-202 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Castle Gate
Description: This photo shows the business district of Castle Gate. It shows the mine office, the company store, the hospital, the school and the amusement hall.

84-3-203.jpg Photo: 84-3-203 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Homes
Description: Overview of the town of Castle Gate. Photo shows tipple, company office, hospital, the rows, the amusement hall and the "gate" in the background.
84-3-204.jpg Photo: 84-3-204 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Homes
Description: The landscape near Castle Gate.
84-3-205.jpg Photo: 84-3-205 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Town
Description: Street in Castle Gate during the wintertime
84-3-206.jpg Photo: 84-3-206 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Town
Description: Mining buildings in Castle Gate during the wintertime
84-3-207.jpg Photo: 84-3-207 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Town
Description: Overview of Castle Gate during the wintertime
84-3-208.jpg Photo: 84-3-208 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Town
Description: Partial view of Castle Gate. Photo made from large panoramic pictures.
84-3-209.jpg Photo: 84-3-209 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Town
Description: Partial view of Castle Gate. Photo appears to be taken during the time the town was dismantled and torn down.
84-3-210.jpg Photo: 84-3-210 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Town
Description: Main street through Castle Gate during the wintertime
84-3-211.jpg Photo: 84-3-211 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Town
Description: Partial view of Castle Gate. Photo appears to be taken during the time Castle Gate was being dismantled and torn down.
84-3-212.jpg
Photo: 84-3-212 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Town
Description: Photo shows the cut that was made in the mountain at the tunnel location.
84-3-213.jpg Photo: 84-3-213 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Town
Description: partial view of Castle Gate. Photo appears to be taken during the time the town was dismantled and torn down.
84-3-214.jpg Photo: 84-3-214 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Town
Description: partial view of Castle Gate. Photo appears to be taken during the time the town was dismantled and torn down.
84-3-215.jpg Photo: 84-3-215 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Town
Description: The belt line in Castle Gate during the wintertime.
84-3-216.jpg Photo: 84-3-216 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Town
Description: Street in Castle Gate during the wintertime.
84-3-217.jpg Photo: 84-3-217 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Town
Description: Partial view of Castle Gate. Photo appears to be taken during the time town was dismantled and torn down.
84-3-218.jpg Photo: 84-3-218 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Town
Description: Partial view of Castle Gate. Photo appears to be takne during the time Castle Gate was dismantled and torn down.
84-3-219.jpg Photo: 84-3-219 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Town
Description: Two homes in Castle Gate during the wintertime
84-3-220.jpg Photo: 84-3-220 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Town
Description: Partial view of Castle Gate. Photo appears to be taken during the time Castle Gate was dismantled and torn down.
84-3-221.jpg Photo: 84-3-221 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Town
Description: Up close view of the Utah State Department of highways sign on the highway at Castle Gate. It contains the story of Utah's Coal Industry.
84-3-222.jpg Photo: 84-3-222 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Town
Description: Partial view of Castle Gate. Photo appears to be taken during the time Castle Gate was dismantled and torn down.
84-3-223.jpg Photo: 84-3-223 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Town
Description: One of the streets in Castle Gate. The LDS church is in the center of the picture. Photo appears to be taken during the time Castle Gate was being dismantled and torn down.
84-3-224.jpg Photo: 84-3-224 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Town
Description: Castle Gate library in the wintertime.
84-3-225.jpg Photo: 84-3-225 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Town
Description: The remains of a building in Castle Gate. Photo appears to be takne during the time Castle Gate was dismantled and torn down.
84-3-226.jpg Photo: 84-3-226 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Town
Description: One of the streets in Castle Gate during the wintertime.
84-3-227.jpg Photo: 84-3-227 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Town
Description: One of the streets in Castle Gate during the wintertime. Steam from the power plant in Price Canyon can be seen.
84-3-228.jpg Photo: 84-3-228 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Town
Description: One of the streets in Castle Gate looking towards the power plant in Price Canyon. The hospital can can be seen on the left and the back of the company store on the right.
84-3-229.jpg Photo: 84-3-229 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Town
Description: The LDS church in Castle Gate in the wintertime
84-3-230.jpg Photo: 84-3-230 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Town
Description: The Castle Gate landscape after the town was dismantled and torn down
84-3-231.jpg Photo: 84-3-231 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Town
Description: The Castle Gate landscape during the time the town was being dismantled and torn down
84-3-232.jpg Photo: 84-3-232 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: Town
Description: The Castle Gate landscape after the town was dismantled and torn down.
84-3-239.jpg
Photo: 84-3-239 Date of Origin:  
Item name: People
Description: Rosa Carrera
84-3-240.jpg
Photo: 84-3-240 Date of Origin:  
Item name: People
Description: John Carrera
84-3-241.jpg
Photo: 84-3-241 Date of Origin:  
Item name: People
Description: Rosalia Carrera
84-3-242.jpg
Photo: 84-3-242 Date of Origin:  
Item name: People
Description: Relatives of the Carrera family from Italy.
84-3-243.jpg Photo: 84-3-243 Date of Origin:  
Item name: People
Description: Group photo of the Carrera Family. Rosa, Kate w/ Pauline, Mary w/ James, Ann Forsyth, Rosalia
84-3-244.jpg
Photo: 84-3-244 Date of Origin:  
Item name: People
Description: Group photo of the Carrera Family: Rosa, Charles, Pauline Mary, Kate
84-3-245.jpg Photo: 84-3-245 Date of Origin:  
Item name: People
Description: Group photo of the Carrera Family: Pauline, Mary, Kate, Ann, Rosa & Charles
84-3-246.jpg Photo: 84-3-246 Date of Origin:  
Item name: People
Description: Photo of a small infant in a casket. Baby Carrera died in Castle Gate.
84-3-247.jpg Photo: 84-3-247 Date of Origin:  
Item name: People
Description: Rosa Carrera
84-3-248.jpg Photo: 84-3-248 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Town
Description: In 1917 the Goosebury dam broke and a flood destroyed many parts of Castle Gate. This photo show damage to the railroad tracks. Company store, mine office and tipple can be seen.
84-3-249.jpg Photo: 84-3-249 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Town
Description: The Price River is running through the center of the photo with the Company store, mine office, post office, school and tipple in the background.
84-3-250.jpg
Photo: 84-3-250 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Town
Description: Overview of Castle Gate showing the hospital, piles of logs near the railroad tracks and the first row of houses in the area called "the rows".
84-3-251.jpg
Photo: 84-3-251 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Castle Gate
Description: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad tracks running through the Castle Gate rock formation.
84-3-252.jpg
Photo: 84-3-252 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Town
Description: An overview of a section of homes in Castle Gate.
84-3-253.jpg
Photo: 84-3-253 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Town
Description: Photo shows damage done by the flood of 1917.
84-3-254.jpg
Photo: 84-3-254 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Town
Description: Photo shows damage done by the flood of 1917.
84-3-255.jpg
Photo: 84-3-255 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Town
Description: Photo shows damage done by the flood of 1917 with a Utah Railway caboose in the background.
84-3-256.jpg
Photo: 84-3-256 Date of Origin:  
Item name: People
Description: 1948 Boy Scouth troop - names available
84-3-257.jpg
Photo: 84-3-257 Date of Origin: 1974
Item name: People
Description: Last Castle Gate Day - August 1974. Pete Tabone (far left) was mayor at that time.
84-3-258.jpg
Photo: 84-3-258 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Town
Description: This photo of the Castle Gate rock formation is taken during the wintertime and the leafless tree branches can be seen in front of the gate opening.
84-3-259.jpg
Photo: 84-3-259 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Town
Description: An automobile traveling along highway 6 towards or away from the Castle Gate rock formation. The gate is nearly closed.
84-3-260.jpg
Photo: 84-3-260 Date of Origin: 1971
Item name: Homes
Description: The Castle Gate Mine Company House was the home of Oliver Sutch in 1971.
84-3-261.jpg
Photo: 84-3-261 Date of Origin: 1971
Item name: Homes
Description: The photographer is standing near the railroad tracks looking towards the power plant. The tipple can be seen along with homes and business on the left hand side of the picture.

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