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Quick History

Heiner is a class 2 mining ghost town, in Carbon County.[1] A tiny coal camp founded in 1911 was originally called Panther as it is at the mouth of Panther Canyon. It was also known as Carbon, the finally named after Moroni Heiner, the Vice-president of the U.S. Fuel Company. [2] The town consisted of about 100 people of several different nationalities. The town grew to five to six hundred people by 1923. The town faded in 1950 when coal prices dropped. [3]

Location

  • Coordinates: Latitude. 39.70806°, Longitude. -110.86556°

Maps

Neighboring Communities

Martin | Helper | Peerless | Royal | Storrs | Spring Glen | Kenilworth | Standardville | Latuda | Wildcat

Time Line

  • 1911: Coal camp started
  • 1917: Heiner gets a post office
  • 1923: Town reaches peek population
  • 1950: Population declines as demand for coal drops.

Biographies

  • Memorial to those who lost their lives in coal mines in Utah in the 19th & 20th centuries [4] Lists name, date of accident, and mine.

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 [5]
  • The Historical Guide to Utah Ghost Towns. [6]
  • Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures [7]
  • Pioneers of Carbon County [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. 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.
  3. Thompson, George A; Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures WorldCat 9202286 FHL 979.2 H2tg
  4. 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
  5. Hall, Shawn; Connecting the West : historic railroad stops and stage stations of Elko County, Nevada WorldCat 50926294
  6. 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.
  7. Thompson, George A; Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures WorldCat 9202286 FHL 979.2 H2tg
  8. Jean S Greenwood; Lou Jean S Wiggins; Mary N Porter Harris; Daughters of Utah Pioneers; Pioneers of Carbon County WorldCat 46707885

 

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