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Clear Creek Photographs

    Clear Creek was first established as a logging camp, supplying timbers for the Winter Quarters mine. Later coal was found in the canyons, six miles south of Scofield, and a beautiful mining camp was built. The Finns made up the majority of ethnic groups in the camp and built their own hall, which soon became the meeting place for the camp. The Utah Fuel Company built 25 homes, a hotel, which would house 150 miners, a new hospital, company store, school, meeting hall, barns, workshops and a water plant. There are pictures of this camp when it was first built in 1903 available. Today, one hundred years later, the hospital, school and company store are being torn down.

    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.

Strike

Photo #: 80-1-1 Date of origin: 1922
Item Name: Saw Mill
Description: P-Strike Men on strike in 1922, picket line. Negative

Mining

Photo #: 80-1-2 Date of origin: 1904
Item Name: Mining
Description: Miners on mules and horses at Clear Creek, 1904. Negative

Mining

Photo #: 80-1-3 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Mining
Description: P- Tipple at Clear Creek with timber ready to go into the mine.

Clear Creek

Photo #: 80-1-4 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Mining
Description:  

Clear Creek

Photo #: 80-1-6 Date of origin:  
Item Name: strike
Description: Nephi Company of the Utah National Guard in front of the Clear Creek Finn Hall during the 1903 coal miners' strike. Negative

Clear Creek

Photo #: 80-1-7 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Mining
Description: Coal miners, supervisors and families attending a show by the Utah Fuel Company at Clear Creek of the apparatus used in mine rescue and first aid work in coal mines.

Mining

Photo #: 80-1-8 Date of origin: 1900
Item Name: Mining
Description: Clear Creek Mine Tipple.

Mining

Photo #: 80-1-9 Date of origin: 1910
Item Name: Mining
Description: Clear Creek Mine Tipple.

Mining

Photo #: 80-1-11 Date of origin: 1910
Item Name: Mining
Description: Clear Creek Mine Tipple.

Mining

Photo #: 80-1-12 Date of origin: 1910
Item Name: Mining
Description: Clear Creek Mine Tipple.

Mining

Photo #: 80-1-13 Date of origin: 1910
Item Name: Mining
Description: Miners in the mine at Clear Creek operating machinery.

Mining

Photo #: 80-1-14 Date of origin: 1900
Item Name: Mining
Description: Coal miners at Clear Creek Mine.

Mining

Photo #: 80-1-15 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Mining
Description: A group of Clear Creek miners.

Mining

Photo #: 80-1-16 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Mining
Description: Mine cars, Arthur "Art" Nielsen is in the center.

Mining

Photo #: 80-1-17 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Mining
Description: Miners

Saw Mill

Photo #: 80-3-1 Date of origin: 1899
Item Name: Saw Mill
Description: Saw Mill at Clear Creek in 1899

Saw Mill

Photo #: 80-3-2 Date of origin: 1899
Item Name: Saw Mill
Description: Saw Mill at Clear Creek in 1899

homes

Photo #: 80-3-3 Date of origin: 1970's
Item Name: Homes
Description: Homes in Clear Creek.

homes

Photo #: 80-3-4 Date of origin: 1970's
Item Name: Homes
Description: Homes in Clear Creek.

Baseball

Photo #: 80-3-5 Date of origin: 1920's
Item Name: Baseball
Description: Baseball team in Clear Creek.

Clear Creek

Photo #: 80-3-6 Date of origin: 1920-21
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: Mining town of Clear Creek.

Clear Creek

Photo #: 80-3-7 Date of origin: 1920-21
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: Mining town of Clear Creek.

Clear Creek

Photo #: 80-3-8 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: Church at Clear Creek.

baseball

Photo #: 80-3-9 Date of origin: 1900's
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: Ball team at Clear Creek.

school

Photo #: 80-3-10 Date of origin:  
Item Name: School
Description: School at Clear Creek.

Clear Creek

Photo #: 80-3-11 Date of origin: 1900's
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: Postcard sent in early 1900's from Clear Creek to Helper.

Clear Creek

Photo #: 80-3-12 Date of origin: 1980's
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: Homes in Clear Creek.

Clear Creek

Photo #: 80-3-13 Date of origin: 1906
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: The Boarding House in Clear Creek, 1906. At this time it was being run by Ida Lydia Kungas Erkkila who had come to America in 1899 from Finland at the age of 16. - Negative

Clear Creek

Photo #: 80-3-14 Date of origin: 1900
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: The Mountain Echo Band organized in Clear Creek. John Erkkila, standing second from the left, played many different instruments and came from Finland at age 19 - in 1898. The band played for many functions in the community including dances and for funerals and memorial day. Negative

Clear Creek

Photo #: 80-3-15 Date of origin: 1980's
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: The town of Clear Creek.

Clear Creek

Photo #: 80-3-16 Date of origin: 1903
Item Name: Railroad Cars
Description: Railroad cars on track in Clear Creek. Photo donated by Lillie Woolsey.

Clear Creek

Photo #: 80-3-17 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: The store and the hospital in Clear Creek.

School

Photo #: 80-3-18 Date of origin: 1903
Item Name: School
Description: The Clear Creek school house.

Clear Creek

Photo #: 80-3-19 Date of origin: 1903
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: The mining camp of Clear Creek.

store

Photo #: 80-3-20 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: The company store at Clear Creek.

Clear Creek

Photo #: 80-3-21 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: The mining camp of Clear Creek.

Clear Creek

Photo #: 80-3-22 Date of origin: 1903
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: A view of Clear Creek with the store and hospital in the front. Photo donated by Lillie Woolsey.

Boarding House

Photo #: 80-3-23 Date of origin: 1903
Item Name: Boarding house
Description: The Boarding House up Boarding House Canyon at Clear Creek. Photo donated by Lillie Woolsey.

homes

Photo #: 80-3-24 Date of origin:  
Item Name: homes
Description: Miner's homes in Clear Creek built by Finnish carpenters.

LDS church

Photo #: 80-3-25 Date of origin:  
Item Name: LDS church
Description: A church in Clear Creek. Photo donated by Lillie Woolsey.

Pay Day

Photo #: 80-3-26 Date of origin: 1903
Item Name: Pay Day
Description: Pay Day at the Mine office at Clear Creek. Photo donated by Lillie Woolsey.

Saw Mill

Photo #: 80-3-27 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Saw mill
Description: Saw Mill

home

Photo #: 80-3-28 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Home
Description: A home in Clear Creek.

Finnish Women

Photo #: 80-3-30 Date of origin: 1910
Item Name: Finnish Women
Description: Finnish women, among them Ida Erkkila in the front, who lived in Clear Creek. Photo donated by Lillie Woolsey.

Finnish child

Photo #: 80-3-31 Date of origin: 1909
Item Name: Finnish Child
Description: This is a child whose parents came to America from Finland and were living and working in the mines in Clear Creek.

Finnish family

Photo #: 80-3-32 Date of origin: 1910
Item Name: Finnish Family
Description: Finnish family living in Clear Creek.

Finnish family

Photo #: 80-3-33 Date of origin: 1910
Item Name: Finnish Family
Description: Finnish women living in Clear Creek. On the left is Ida Erkkila.

Finnish child

Photo #: 80-3-34 Date of origin: 1924
Item Name: Finnish child
Description: Finnish child in 1924 with crocheted undergarments showing. (This was a custom of the Finnish people.)

Finnish women

Photo #: 80-3-35 Date of origin: 1920's
Item Name: Finnish women
Description: Two Finnish women who lived in Clear Creek in 1920. Ida Erkkila is on the right.

Clear Creek

Photo #: 80-3-36 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: View of Clear Creek.

child

Photo #: 80-3-37 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Child
Description: Child dressed in best clothes with tricycle.

Clear Creek

Photo #: 80-3-38 Date of origin: 1911
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: View of Clear Creek about 1911. Photo donated by Rue Ware.

skiing

Photo #: 80-3-39 Date of origin: circa 1946
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: Ski resort at Clear Creek.

Lumber Mill

Photo #: 80-3-40 Date of origin: 1900
Item Name: Lumber Mill
Description: Lumber Mill at Clear Creek. Timbers used in the mine and for building.

skiing

Photo #: 80-3-41 Date of origin: circa 1946
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: Two individuals standing at table at the ski resort at Clear Creek.

Clear Creek

Photo #: 80-3-42 Date of origin: 1900
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: Clear Creek coal camp about 1900.

skiing

Photo #: 80-3-43 Date of origin: circa 1946
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: Group of people standing at table at the ski resort at Clear Creek.

skiing

Photo #: 80-3-44 Date of origin: circa 1946
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: Ski resort at Clear Creek.

skiing

Photo #: 80-3-45 Date of origin: circa 1946
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: The crowds at the ski resort at Clear Creek.

skiing

Photo #: 80-3-46 Date of origin: circa 1946
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: The crowds at the ski resort at Clear Creek.

skiing

Photo #: 80-3-47 Date of origin: circa 1946
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: Ski resort at Clear Creek.

skiing

Photo #: 80-3-48 Date of origin: circa 1946
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: Ski resort at Clear Creek.

skiing

Photo #: 80-3-49 Date of origin: circa 1946
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: Ski resort at Clear Creek.

skiing

Photo #: 80-3-50 Date of origin: circa 1946
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: Ski resort at Clear Creek.

skiing

Photo #: 80-3-51 Date of origin: circa 1946
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: Ski resort at Clear Creek.

skiing

Photo #: 80-3-52 Date of origin: circa 1946
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: Ski resort at Clear Creek.

skiing

Photo #: 80-3-53 Date of origin: circa 1946
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: Ski resort at Clear Creek.

bar

Photo #: 80-3-54 Date of origin: circa 1912
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: This is a 1912 photo of Frank Francis tending bar in a Clear Creek Saloon. You can tell it's 1912 because of the election banners and flags hanging behind the bar (T. Roosevelt was running again.)

Clear Creek

Photo #: 80-3-55 Date of origin: 1925
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: The town of Clear Creek covered with snow.

Clear Creek

Photo #: 80-3-56 Date of origin: circa 1950
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: Pioneer Days at Clear Creek was gala event. Photo scanned from Utah Fuel Co., Coal Magazine.

Clear Creek

Photo #: 80-3-57 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: Oscar Lornezo Nielsen at Clear Creek Mine. Born Nov. 30, 1903 in Clear Creek.

Clear Creek

Photo #: 80-3-58 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: Arthur Nielsen "Art" coal miner and guitar player in Clear Creek.

Clear Creek

Photo #: 80-3-59 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: James, William, & Arthur Nielsen brothers, sons of Niels C. Nielsen. Danish immigrant, stone mason/farmer/railroader & miner.

Clear Creek

Photo #: 80-3-60 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: Possible baby, mother & grandmother.

Clear Creek

Photo #: 80-3-61 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: Child bathing in old tin bathtub.

Clear Creek

Photo #: 80-3-62 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: Two children standing in front of stone wall.

Clear Creek

Photo #: 80-3-63 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: Blasting caps box being brought home. The miners used the materials to build cupboards. Photo is either John "Jack" Johnson or Oscar Lorenzo Nielsen.

Clear Creek

Photo #: 80-3-64 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: Young Woman

Clear Creek

Photo #: 80-3-65 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: Family portrait on door step of home.

Clear Creek

Photo #: 80-3-66 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: Possibly five generations - baby and four women in portrait.

Clear Creek

Photo #: 80-3-67 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: Young girl sitting on fender of truck.

Clear Creek

Photo #: 80-3-68 Date of origin:  
Item Name: Clear Creek
Description: Niels C. Nielsen on the binder.

Clear Creek

Photo #: 80-3-69 Date of origin: 1920's
Item Name: School
Description: A group of Clear Creek School Students in front of the school.



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