Utah Vacation Saga Post Six – Western Mining and Railroad Museum – Helper, UT
OK – One more post today
After we enjoyed the College of Eastern Utah Prehistoric Museum, we headed on over to the Western Mining and Railroad Museum in Helper, UT just a few miles north of Price, UT. Lots of good stuff there :D If you like these pics, go check out the museum’s website – click here
Everywhere you go in Carbon County it seems like you’ll find a memorial to the miners who died putting food on the table.
I told Cindy I wanted to take this cannon home with me, but she said no – go figure :wink: I think it’s pretty cool the way this one was made
Down in the basement of the museum you’ll find a replica of a coal mine with a lot of the equipment you’d find down in the mine.
As I’ve noted in past posts from this trip, Utah was one of the areas known for outlaws and lawmen in the Old West. Take a look around, though, and you’ll find that while it’s not necessarily the Old West – we have cars, diesel trains, and cellphones – the Wild West hasn’t really gone away. I don’t carry a loaded gun most places with me because I like the extra weight
Go into your kitchen and hug your appliances :P Aren’t you glad you don’t have a coal/wood fired stove?
Click on the pics and take a good look at the documents here. Now, I’m glad I have better pay and benefits at my job, but there is a downside – my employer won’t sell me explosives. Go figure… In all seriousness, I’m glad the miners have it so much better today. They’re brave for willingly doing the job they do to keep the lights on in our homes and food on their families’ tables.
Helper, UT is kinda scenic dontcha think ? I figured y’all would like to see the scenery and Glenn would like the trains
Kath, Snigs, and KC are probably glad they don’t have to use something like this anymore
For some reason I thought of Glenn when I saw this picture. That must’ve been quite a sight!
I thought this was an interesting slice of life from the early part of last century.
My desks were different, but Mom & Dad have told me they remember using this kind.
If you want your own copy of this diagram, just call the museum – they take credit cards over the phone
My, how times have changed! My headset is wireless and probably weighs a lot less
Sorry I didn’t get a bigger picture of the desk, but I thought the info and the safe were cool
OK, remember the kitchen? Now go to your laundry room or the laundromat you use down the street and hug your washing machine :P Yeah, I’m sure glad I don’t have to use one of these. I must admit that as long as the weather’s as dry as it usually is here a clothes line ain’t all that bad
I thought the story of the traveling roundhouse and the nearly century old caboose were pretty cool
I got this pic as I left the museum. I’m really starting to like small towns, even if they do roll up the sidewalks at 2000 hours and everything seems to be closed on Sundays :) Just check out the old buildings, the mountains, and the white picket fence
That’s it for this post. Hope y’all liked this slice of life from Carbon County :D Also, do go check out their website if you have a few minutes – click here
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