Coal Camps of Eastern Utah (Images of America Series)by SueAnn Martell, Western Mining and Railroad Museum
Nestled between the Wasatch Plateau and the Book Cliff Mountains, hundreds of feet underground, vast coal deposits make up the heart of Utah’s coal country. This high-grade bituminous coal attracted the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad to the area, and small, company-owned towns sprang up everywhere coal could be accessed. Life in these camps was
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We enjoyed this book mainly because our family was raised in several of these coal mining camps. The pictures and stories were fascinating. This is more a picture book than your standard non-fiction read. Many of these towns are gone now, but it's fun to pull up these locations on Google Earth and see where the foundations and traces of their existence are. We highly recommend this book especially to the relatives of these miners.