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Peerless Photographs

    Located just a mile east of the town of Spring Canyon, Peerless began its life as a mining town in 1915 when the Peerless Coal Company was formed. After the mine was developed the first load of coal moved down the mountain in 1917 and the town began to grow. During its busiest years, over 150 men were working and living in 30 homes in town. Unfortunately, improved transportation in the late 30's meant folks could drive to work and live in the more cosmopolitan town of Helper. The town of Peerless survived until 1950 when the school for the few children that remained finally closed.

    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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Photo: 75-1-1 Date of Origin 
Item name: Tipple
Description: Peerless mine tipple
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Photo: 75-1-2 Date of Origin 
Item name: Peerless
Description: inside Peerless mine. Note low coal and timber holding up roof
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Photo: 75-1-3 Date of Origin: 1935
Item name: Tipple
Description: Tipple shakers that divide the coal into sizes at Peerless Mine
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Photo: 75-1-4 Date of Origin 
Item name: Coal Car
Description: Coal car coming out of mine at Peerless Coal mine
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Photo: 75-1-5 Date of Origin 
Item name: Supervisory staff
Description: Supervisory staff at Peerless, left to right: James L. Ori, Albert Fossat, Evan Jones, Charles Jones, Henry Draper, Vic Fossat, Louis Vuksinick
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Photo: 75-1-6 Date of Origin 
Item name: Peerless Mine
Description: Entry of the Peerless Mine
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Photo: 75-1-7 Date of Origin 
Item name: Tipple
Description: Peerless Tipple
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Photo: 75-1-8 Date of Origin: 1929
Item name: Tipple
Description: Peerless Coal Company Tipple. Photo by M.M. Galbraith
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Photo: 75-1-9 Date of Origin: 1940's
Item name: Town
Description: Looking down the canyon towards Helper (southeast)
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Photo: 75-1-10 Date of Origin: 1940's
Item name: Tipple
Description: Looking down the road going to Helper
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Photo: 75-1-11 Date of Origin 
Item name: Mining
Description: Two miners inside the Peerless Mine
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Photo: 75-1-12 Date of Origin: 1940's
Item name: Mining
Description: Tram at Peerless looking north
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Photo: 75-3-1 Date of Origin: 1925
Item name: Peerless Townsite
Description: Peerless townsite
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Photo: 75-3-2 Date of Origin: 1941
Item name: 4th of July
Description: The Fourth of July parade entry winner, Louis Vuksinick
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Photo: 75-3-3 Date of Origin 
Item name: Store
Description: Elegante Store below Peerless
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Photo: 75-3-4 Date of Origin 
Item name: store
Description: Elegante store below Peerless
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Photo: 75-3-5 Date of Origin 
Item name: Mining Camp
Description: Peerless mining camp
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Photo: 75-3-6 Date of Origin 
Item name: Tramway
Description: The pine tree growing out of the ledge at the right was often decorated at Christmas time
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Photo: 75-3-7 Date of Origin: 1976
Item name: Town
Description: Where the mining camp of Peerless once stood
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Photo: 75-3-8 Date of Origin: 1920
Item name: Pool Hall
Description: Early 1915-1920 group picture with Nicholus Pappadakis at the Peerless Pool Hall.
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Photo: 75-3-9 Date of Origin: 1930
Item name: Town
Description: Charles (Chuck) Elegante in front of rock store and home near old Peerless
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Photo: 75-3-10 Date of Origin: 1935
Item name: Town
Description: Charles (Chuck) Elegante with Steven Losik on a model T Ford
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Photo: 75-3-11 Date of Origin 
Item name: Town
Description: Home of John 7 Berto Elegante in Peerless
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Photo: 75-3-12 Date of Origin 
Item name: Homes
Description: John & Berto Elegante house in Peerless
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Photo: 75-3-13 Date of Origin: 1935
Item name: People
Description: Nielsen, Elegane, D'Ambrosio & Losik clans
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Photo: 75-3-14 Date of Origin 
Item name: Homes
Description: Anthony & Marrietta home in Peerless
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Photo: 75-3-15 Date of Origin 
Item name: People
Description: Elegante & Losik adult family members
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Photo: 75-3-16 Date of Origin 
Item name: Town
Description: Large building in Peerless with large stairway to front door


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