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Sunnyside Photographs

    Sunnyside, Utah, was originally a mining community in Eastern Carbon County. Jefferson Tidwell and his three sons began mining coal in the Sunset District, which became known as Sunnyside, in 1896. In 1898, after discovering that this coal was much better for coking than the coal they were producing in Castle Gate, the Utah Fuel Company purchased the rights to the coal mining property from Tidwell. By 1917 they had built 813 coke ovens. The multi-ethnic community grew to 2000 and then during the Great Depression mining declined as did the number of people in the mining camps.

    When World War II was threatening, the demand for steel grew incredibly, as did the need for coking coal. Kaiser built an entirely new subdivision to Sunnyside, called Sunnydale and recruited coal miners from all over the country. It was a boom town during the war, but mining in eastern Carbon County declined steadily and today there are very few producing mines in the area.

    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: 97-1-151 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Two miners working in the coal mine
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Photo: 97-1-152 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Miner and mine equipment
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Photo: 97-1-153 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Miners seated in the man trip waiting for a ride to the mine
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Photo: 97-1-154 Date of Origin: 20 Jul 1943
Item name: Mining
Description: Office, garage and warehouse, showing new road to upper level facilities
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Photo: 97-1-155 Date of Origin: 20 Jul 1943
Item name: Mining
Description: Kaiser facilities showing new road, warehouse in foreground, looking north.
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Photo: 97-1-156 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Two miners shaking hands in the mechanics shop
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Photo: 97-1-157 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Three miners working in the mine.
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Photo: 97-1-158 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: A group of miners working on mine equipment in front of the mine entrance
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Photo: 97-1-159 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Three miners or mine officials underground in the mine
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Photo: 97-1-160 Date of Origin: 20 Jul 1943
Item name: Mining
Description: New switching "y" on track at mine portal. Change house in background
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Photo: 97-1-161 Date of Origin: 1943
Item name: Mining
Description: Man trip full of miners
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Photo: 97-1-162 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Men riding the belt line. Two signs can be seen. First sign says, "Lighting station 10 yards" the second sign reads, "Get Off".
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Photo: 97-1-163 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: A section of the belt line.
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Photo: 97-1-164 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: The belt line.
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Photo: 97-1-165 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Miners riding on the belt line.
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Photo: 97-1-166 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: A group of miners or mine officials checking out the equipment.
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Photo: 97-1-167 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Mine entrance
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Photo: 97-1-168 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Miners meeting room.
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Photo: 97-1-169 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Mine equipment
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Photo: 97-1-170 Date of Origin: 1943
Item name: Mining
Description: Ignition rectifiers located in Water Canyon
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Photo: 97-1-171 Date of Origin: 1943
Item name: Mining
Description: Filling station for little oxygen bottles used for rescue breathers
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Photo: 97-1-172 Date of Origin: 1943
Item name: Mining
Description: Lamp house, mine office and locomotive house.
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Photo: 97-1-173 Date of Origin: 1943
Item name: Mining
Description: Future site of the change house opposite mine portal.
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Photo: 97-1-174 Date of Origin: 1943
Item name: Mining
Description: Andrew Dougherty & Donald Larsen
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Photo: 97-1-175 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Robert "Bob" Heers
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Photo: 97-1-176 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Robert "Bob" Heers & two other gentlemen
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Photo: 97-1-177 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Three mine workers at the ignition rectifiers located in Water Canyon
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Photo: 97-1-178 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Robert "Bob' Heers 7 George McMeans
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Photo: 97-1-179 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Two gentlemen and a watress serving the men at a banquet. Gentleman on left is Victor T. Miller
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Photo: 97-1-180 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: George mcMeans and Victor "Vic" Miller
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Photo: 97-1-181 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: ? Labato, David Hamilton, David Yakovich, Felix Baco and the bartender is in the back.
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Photo: 97-1-182 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Banquet
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Photo: 97-1-183 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Joe Taylor, Van Alger, Julius Maki with Don Ross in the back
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Photo: 97-1-184 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Frank Markosek, Andrew Dougherty, Benas (?) Cisneros, Robert Heers
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Photo: 97-1-185 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Robert Heers, George Naugle, Sr., George McMeans, Vincent Hyatt
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Photo: 97-1-186 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Group photo of all men attending the banquet
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Photo: 97-1-187 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Group photo of all men attending the banquet with some of the men in a different pose.
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Photo: 97-1-188 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: A railroad car being filled with coal.
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Photo: 97-1-189 Date of Origin: 1940's
Item name: Mining
Description: In the Sunnyside coal mine preparing to dynamite the coal. Operating a shortwall cutter.
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Photo: 97-1-190 Date of Origin: 1940's
Item name: Mining
Description: In the Sunnyside coal mine. Preparing to drill holes to dynamite the coal.
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Photo: 97-1-191 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Sunnyside no. 1 slope aircourse where three men lost their lives in a major bounce. The timber was set up to recover the bodies.
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Photo: 97-1-192 Date of Origin: 1921
Item name: Fire in the coal mine
Description: Sunnyside no. 2 mine fire of long ago. Johnny Littlejohn wearing breathing apparatus at left.
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Photo: 97-1-193 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Bounce
Description: Bounce in longwall face Sunnyside no. 3 mine upper seam. Don Larsen, faceboss
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Photo: 97-1-194 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Mining buildings at Sunnyside before reclamation
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Photo: 97-1-195 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Kaiser Steel Corporation, state championship first aid team, Salt Lake City.
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Photo: 97-1-196 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Rock rib in Sunnyside no. 1 mine shattered by bouncing.
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Photo: 97-1-197 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Sunnyside no. 1 mine fan during the Utah Fuel era.
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Photo: 97-1-198 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Sunnyside no. 2 mine fan completed.
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Photo: 97-1-199 Date of Origin: 1924
Item name: Mining
Description: The coke ovens in Sunnyside.
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Photo: 97-1-200 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Mining equipment working inside the mine at Sunnyside
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Photo: 97-1-201 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Men crawling through the rubble of the mine after a bounce.
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Photo: 97-1-202 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Men on the man trip coming in or out of the mine entrance.
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Photo: 97-1-203 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Coke Ovens
Description: An overview of the coke ovens at Sunnyside
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Photo: 97-1-204 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Coke Ovens
Description: A man working in front of the coke ovens in Sunnyside
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Photo: 97-1-205 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Coke ovens
Description: A man working at the coke ovens in Sunnyside.
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Photo: 97-1-206 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Coke Ovens
Description: A man working at the coke ovens in Sunnyside. It appears that he is remvoing the coke from the ovens.
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Photo: 97-1-207 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Mine entrance, mine buildings and the train tracks at Sunnyside
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Photo: 97-1-208 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: It appears to be a mountainside full of logs and wood scrapes used in the coke ovens.
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Photo: 97-1-209 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: A group of photos showing the construction of a weigh shack and scales for the railroad cars.
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Photo: 97-1-210 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: A group of photos showing the construction of a weigh shack and scales for the railroad cars.
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Photo: 97-1-211 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: A group of photos showing the construction of a weigh shack and scales for the railroad cars.
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Photo: 97-1-212 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: A group of photos showing the construction of a weigh shack and scales for the railroad cars.
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Photo: 97-1-213 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: A group of photos showing the construction of a weigh shack and scales for the railroad cars.
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Photo: 97-1-214 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: A group of photos showing the construction of a weigh shack and scales for the railroad cars.
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Photo: 97-1-215 Date of Origin: 25 May 2000
Item name: Coke Ovens
Description: The remains of the coke ovens at Sunnyside.
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Photo: 97-1-216 Date of Origin: 25 May 2000
Item name: Coke Ovens
Description: The remains of the coke ovens at Sunnyside
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Photo: 97-1-217 Date of Origin: 25 May 2000
Item name: Coke Ovens
Description: The remains of the coke ovens at Sunnyside
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Photo: 97-1-218 Date of Origin: 25 May 2000
Item name: Coke ovens
Description: The remains of the coke ovens at Sunnyside
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Photo: 97-1-219 Date of Origin: 25 May 2000
Item name: Coke Ovens
Description: The remains of the coke ovens at Sunnyside
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Photo: 97-1-220 Date of Origin: 25 May 2000
Item name: Coke Ovens
Description: The remains of the coke ovens at Sunnyside
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Photo: 97-1-221 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Photo shows a heavily reinforced 3' thick concrete wall breaking up in the No. 3 mine main slope not too far from where the overcast is being constructed.
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Photo: 97-1-222 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Photo shows a heavily reinforced 3' thick concrete wall breaking up in the no. 3 mine main slope not too far from where the overcast is being constructed.
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Photo: 97-1-223 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Metal lathe and plaster lining of overcast.
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Photo: 97-1-224 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Metal lathe and plaster lining of overcast.
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Photo: 97-1-225 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Metal lathe and plaster lining of overcast.
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Photo: 97-1-226 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: A view of the cribs supporting the roof and within which the overcast will be constructed.
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Photo: 97-1-227 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: A view of the cribs supporting the roof and within which the overcast will be constructed.
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Photo: 97-1-228 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Underside of structure. Note sagging roof just in by overcast structure supported by 18" diameter timber.
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Photo: 97-1-229 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Coke ovens
Description: A horse drawn cart full of coke being emptied into athe hopper to be loaded in a train car.
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Photo: 97-1-230 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Coke ovens
Description: Little shack that horse and cart was dumping into is on the left. Coke (or other material) is being loaded into railroad car and into other spreader. Wood pile for coke ovens can be seen in the background.
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Photo: 97-1-231 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Coke Ovens
Description: Spreader being used to spread coke (or other material) on the railroad tracks. Coke ovens and woodpile can be seen in background.
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Photo: 97-1-232 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Coke ovens
Description: Men working on a large concrete structure.
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Photo: 97-1-233 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: A very close up look of the power plant in Sunnyside
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Photo: 97-1-234 Date of Origin: 1980's
Item name: Mining
Description: Inside the Kaiser Coal Mine showing the steel ribs.
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Photo: 97-1-235 Date of Origin: 1950-1960
Item name: Mining
Description: Inside the mine.
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Photo: 97-1-236 Date of Origin: 1950-1960
Item name: Mining
Description: Inside the mine
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Photo: 97-1-237 Date of Origin: 1950-1960
Item name: Mining
Description: Typical intersection Sunnyside no. 3
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Photo: 97-1-238 Date of Origin: 1950-1960
Item name: Mining
Description: Miner working inside the mine with sledge hammer. Caption with photo reads: Trying to hold squeezed top coal in the "Y" area 6th right Sunnyside no. 2 mine.
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Photo: 97-1-239 Date of Origin: 5/10/61
Item name: Mining
Description: Collapse of yieldable arches on 1cm continuous miner 3rd right pillar section. Note protective shield over operators position
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Photo: 97-1-240 Date of Origin: 5/10/61
Item name: Mining
Description: Collapse of yieldable arches on 1cm continuous miner 3rd right pillar section. Note protective shield over operators position. This collapse of the arches followed a bounce.
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Photo: 97-1-241 Date of Origin: 5/10/61
Item name: Mining
Description: Collapse of yieldable arches on 1cm continuous miner 3rd right pillar section. Note protective shield over operators position. this collapse of the arches followed a bounce.
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Photo: 97-1-242 Date of Origin: 5/10/61
Item name: Mining
Description: Collapse of yieldable arches on 1cm continuous miner 3rd right pillar section. Note protective shield over operators position. this collapse of the arches followed a bounce.
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Photo: 97-1-243 Date of Origin: 5/10/61
Item name: Mining
Description: Roof fall on arches, 3rd right, no. 2 mine. This collapse of the arches followed a bounce.
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Photo: 97-1-244 Date of Origin: 5/10/61
Item name: Mining
Description: Roof fall on arches, 3rd right, no. 2 mine. this collapse of the arches followed a bounce.
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Photo: 97-1-245 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Results of a bounce
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Photo: 97-1-246 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Mining
Description: Miner with mine light examining results of a bounce.
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Photo: 97-1-247 Date of Origin: 1950's
Item name: Mining
Description: One of a number of top coal roof failures in the Sunnyside no. 1 mine slope.
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Photo: 97-1-248 Date of Origin: 1950's
Item name: Mining
Description: View of buckled longwall face conveyor caused by burst of an adjoining oversized pillar.
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Photo: 97-1-249 Date of Origin: 1950's
Item name: Mining
Description: Views of various arch installations
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Photo: 97-1-250 Date of Origin: 1950's
Item name: Mining
Description: Views of various arch installations
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Photo: 97-1-251 Date of Origin: 1950's
Item name: Mining
Description: Views of various arch installations
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Photo: 97-1-252 Date of Origin: 1950's
Item name: mining
Description: Views of various arch installations
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Photo: 97-1-253 Date of Origin: 1950's
Item name: Mining
Description: Views of various arch installations
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Photo: 97-1-254 Date of Origin: 1951
Item name: Mining
Description: Kaiser Steel Corporation - Sunnyside Mine Coke Ovens, Aug. 22, 1951
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Photo: 97-1-255 Date of Origin: 1990's
Item name: Coke Ovens
Description: The glow of the coke ovens at night can be seen from nearby Sunnyside.
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Photo: 97-2-1 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Accident
Description: Disastous accident at Sunnyside Junction 1914 "telescoping where an engine plows into passenger car
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Photo: 97-2-10 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Train accident
Description: Train accident at Sunnyside
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Photo: 97-2-11 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Train Accident
Description: Train accident
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Photo: 97-2-12 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Train Accident
Description: Train accident.
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Photo: 97-2-13 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Train Accident
Description: Train Accident
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Photo: 97-2-14 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Train Accident
Description: Train Accident
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Photo: 97-2-15 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Train Accident
Description: Train Accident
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Photo: 97-2-16 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Train Accident
Description: Train Accident
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Photo: 97-2-17 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Train Accident
Description: Train Accident
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Photo: 97-2-18 Date of Origin: 1943
Item name: Railroad
Description: Railroad cars, track and tuildings at the upper end of the canyon.
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Photo: 97-2-19 Date of Origin: 1950
Item name: Railroad
Description: Train engine with an empty coal cars on the center track of the three lanes of track near Sunnyside.
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Photo: 97-2-2 Date of Origin: 1930
Item name: Train wreck
Description: D&RGW 3600 runaway Sunnyside overturned at Columbia Juncion
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Photo: 97-2-20 Date of Origin: 1950
Item name: Railroad
Description: Train engine with empty coal cars on the center track of the three lanes of track near Sunnyside.
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Photo: 97-2-21 Date of Origin: 1950
Item name: Railroad
Description: A grader working ear the railroad tracks.
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Photo: 97-2-22 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Railroad
Description: Man standing on the wrecked overturned coal car. D&RGW car #40508 and car #4535-. Coal is laying al around the overturned coal cars.
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Photo: 97-2-23 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Railroad
Description: Wreckage from a train wreck near Sunnyside
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Photo: 97-2-24 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Railroad
Description: Men looking at the wreckage from a train wreck near Sunnyside.
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Photo: 97-2-25 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Railroad
Description: A large group of people looking at the wreckage from a train wreck near Sunnyside
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Photo: 97-2-26 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Railroad
Description: Wreckage from a train wreck near Sunnyside.
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Photo: 97-2-27 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Railroad
Description: Wreckage from a train wreck near Sunnyside.
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Photo: 97-2-28 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Railroad
Description: A large group of people looking at the wreckage from a train wreck near Sunnysisde.
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Photo: 97-2-29 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Railroad
Description: Wreckage from a train wreck near Sunnyside.
97-2-3.jpg
Photo: 97-2-3 Date of Origin: 1930
Item name: Train Wreck
Description: D&RGW 3600 runaway from Sunnyside overturned at Columbia Junction
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Photo: 97-2-30 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Railroad
Description: Wreckage from a train wreck near Sunnyside.
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Photo: 97-2-31 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Railroad
Description: Wreckage from a train wreck near Sunnyside.
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Photo: 97-2-32 Date of Origin: 1916
Item name: Railroad accident
Description: Train plows through Sunnyside coach train on Dec. 7, 1916 at 10:00 a.m.
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Photo: 97-2-33 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Railroad
Description: Only narrow gauge railroad tunnel left in utah. It is between Sunnyside and Green River.
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Photo: 97-2-34 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Railroad
Description: Train tracks and train crossing at Sunnyside.
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Photo: 97-2-35 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Railroad
Description: Train on the train tracks in Sunnyside area.
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Photo: 97-2-4 Date of Origin: &nbspl
Item name: Steam Engines
Description: Steam engins at Sunnyside
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Photo: 97-2-5 Date of Origin: 1916
Item name: Train Accident
Description: Train plows through the Sunnyside coach train on Dec. 7, 1916 at 10:00 a.m.
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Photo: 97-2-6 Date of Origin:  
Item name: Train Accident
Description: Train Accident
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Photo: 97-2-7 Date of Origin: 1899
Item name: Railroad
Description: Building the D&RG railroad spur track to Sunnyside.
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Photo: 97-2-8 Date of Origin: 1902
Item name: Train Wreck
Description: Wreck on coke oven tracks. Photograph of coal cars that had toppled over incline of the tracks.
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Photo: 97-2-9 Date of Origin: 1899
Item name: Grading Crew
Description: McMullin Grading Crew. The Carbon County Railway constructed 17 miles of standard gauge track from Mounds to Sunnyside.

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