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Royal is a class 3 mining ghost town, in Carbon County.[1] Royal was one of the original coal camps in Carbon County and was first known as Bear Canyon, then Cameron, then Rolapp and the name changed when it was purchased by the Royal Coal Company. The population grew from 200 to 350 by 1940. By 1950 the mine production slowed down and finally stopped and the residents moved away.

Location

  • Coordinates: 39.74610N 110.87897W

Maps

Neighboring Communities

New Peerles | Nolan

Time Line

  • 1881-1883: Coal veins exposed as the railroad was cut through the Price Canyon
  • 1917: Name changed from Cameron to Rolapp
  • 1950: The coal diminished, the mine closed and the town disintegrated

Resources

Biographies

  • Memorial to those who lost their lives in coal mines in Utah in the 19th & 20th centuries [2] Lists name, date of accident, and mine.
  • The following nationalities are represented in the town: American, Austrian, Italian, Greek, and Japanese [3]

Cemeteries

Check cemeteries in neighboring communities.

Church Records

Historical Newspapers

Societies, Museums and Libraries

The Western Mining and Railroad Museum

294 South Main
Helper, Utah 84526
Phone: (435) 472-3009

Vital Records

Birth

Marriages

Death

  • Utah Department of Archives 1903 to 50 years ago
    Choices of search types - name, date of death (year, month, day, or any combination) and county.
    Images of actual death certificates.
  • Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed on the Family Search Historical Records.  Utah requires a death certificate before a burial is completed.  A death certificate may contain information as to the name of the deceased, date of death, and place of death, as well as the age, birthdate, parents, gender, marital status, spouse and place of residence.  For information on death prior to 1904 you can search the Utah State Burial Index.
Obituaries

Suggested Reading

  • Connecting the West : historic railroad stops and stage stations of Elko County, Nevada [4]
  • The Historical Guide to Utah Ghost Towns. [5]
  • Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures [6]
  • Pioneers of Carbon County [7]
  • Spring Canyon Coal Co. records, 1913-1954 [8]

Websites

Sources and Footnotes

  1. Carr, Stephen L. The Historical Guide to Utah Ghost Towns. Salt Lake City, Utah: Western Epics, 1972. Film: FHL 78162 Book: FHL 979.2 H2cr WorldCat 595478.
  2. Civish, Fred M.; Memorial to those who lost their lives in coal mines in Utah in the 19th & 20th centuries Book FHL 979.2 V28
  3. Royal, Utah
  4. Hall, Shawn; Connecting the West : historic railroad stops and stage stations of Elko County, Nevada WorldCat 50926294
  5. Carr, Stephen L. The Historical Guide to Utah Ghost Towns. Salt Lake City, Utah: Western Epics, 1972. Film: FHL 78162 Book: FHL 979.2 H2cr WorldCat 595478.
  6. Thompson, George A; Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures WorldCat 9202286 FHL 979.2 H2tg
  7. Jean S Greenwood; Lou Jean S Wiggins; Mary N Porter Harris; Daughters of Utah Pioneers; Pioneers of Carbon County 46707885/editions WorldCat 46707885
  8. Spring Canyon Coal Co.; Spring Canyon Coal Co. records, 1913-1954 WorldCat 86171780

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