Photographs of Scofield

These photographs on this page have been reduced in size to about 1 1/2 inch x 1 inch. Links to the photographs have been added. If you click on the photo a larger image will open up on a new screen. If you use Google Chrome Hover Zoom you will be able to point your mouse at the photo and see a larger size photo without the photo opening on a new page. Also try Thumbnail Zoom Plus for Foxfire. I haven't ever used the Foxfire add-on so I'm not sure how it works.

If you see a photograph here that you would like a larger picture of e-mail Kathy Hamaker. I'd be happy to e-mail you the photo file so you can print it out on your computer. Please be sure to include the file name and file location on your e-mail. If you have any photographs in your possession that you would like to donate I'd be happy to add them to the webpage.

Please do not ask me to send you all the photos in my collection. I would be happy to send you five or six photos. Send me the file names and location for the photos you want and I'll do my best to reply quickly. Thank you for visiting.

Don Butler Collection

Name: Town - Location: Scofield/Don Butler/scofld1

It is estimated that the photos were taken between 1910 and 1924.
Name: Town - Location: Scofield/Don Butler/scofld2

It is estimated that the photos were taken between 1910 and 1924.
Name: Town - Location: Scofield/Don Butler/scofld3

It is estimated that the photos were taken between 1910 and 1924.

Kathy Hamaker Collection

Name: Scofield - Location: Scofield/Kathy Hamaker/cemeteryMay2000

Photograph of the Scofield Cemetery taken on May 1, 2000 during the 100 year "Day of Commemoration and Rededication".
Name: Jail - Location: Scofield/Kathy Hamaker/jailhouse

This photo of the old jail house was taken on May 1, 2000. Since that time it has been torn out and and has been rebuilt.
Name: cemetery - Location: Scofield/Kathy Hamaker/NewHeadstone

One of the projects for the "Day of Commemoration and Rededication" was to make new headstones for the miners who were killed in the mine explosion on May 1st, 1900. This is a photograph of the new headstones.
Name: Cemetery - Location: Scofield/Kathy Hamaker/OldHeadstone

One of the projects for the "Day of Commemoration and Rededication" was to make new headstones for the miners who were killed in the mine explosion on May 1st, 1900. This is a photograph of one of the old headstones.
School & Church
Name: School & Church - Location: Scofield/Kathy Hamaker/overview

This photo was taken from the cemetery looking towards the old school building in the back and the LDS church building in the center. Photo taken June 2011.
Cemetery
Name: cemetery - Location: Scofield/Kathy Hamaker/cemetery

Many of the new headstones for the miners killed in the Winter Quarters mine explosion can be seen in this photo. The new ones were put alongside the old ones in most cases.
LDS Church
Name: Church - Location: Scofield/Kathy Hamaker/LDSchurch

LDS church building taken in June 2011 just before the building was to be remodeled.
LDS church
Name: Church - Location: Scofield/Kathy Hamaker/LDSchurchremodeled

LDS church building taken in June 2014 following the remodeling.
Cemetery
Name: Cemetery - Location: Scofield/Kathy Hamaker/cemetery1

Photo taken from the LDS church building looking towards the cemetery. Taken June 2014.

Malcolm Howard Collection
Visit Malcolm Howard Photography for more of his photos.

Name: Jail - Location: Scofield/MalcolmHoward/Jail

Jail house in Scofield taken during the wintertime.
Name: School - Location: Scofield/MalcolmHoward/ScofieldSchool1

The Scofield Public School was erected in 1928 and is still standing today.

Bedington E. Lewis

Name: Hotel - Location: Scofield/JWDilley Book/EllaBroyleHotel

Ella Broyle's Hotel - photo was copied from the book "History of the Scofield Mine Disaster" by J.W. Dilley, Author.
Name: Butcher Shop - Location: Scofield/JWDilley Book/ButcherShop

Mereweather & Earll's Butcher Shop (M & E Meat Market) - photo was copied from the book "History of the Scofield Mine Disaster" by J.W. Dilley, Author.

Postcard or other collections

Name: Ruff family - Location: Scofield/postcards/RuffJosephH

The postcard was purchased on E-bay. On the back of the card it says, "Sept. 19th 1908 with best Wishes. Complements From Elder Joseph H. Ruff, Scofield, Carbon Co. U.S.A. Utah

Wilfred Peters Collection

Name: Store - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/Binnsstore1942

1942 Binns Meats & Grocery.
Name: Store - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/Binnstore

The old Binns store in Scofield was the Peter's home from 1942 to the present.
Name: overview - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/Scofield1956

1956 photo of Scofield taken from the hill on the south west of the town.
Name: Store - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/JohnInglesStore

This George Anderson photo of the John Ingles Store shows an earlier version of the Binns Store. See other George Anderson photos by visiting Mountainwest Digital Library.
Name: Store - Location: Scofield/Hamaker, Kathy/Ingles-BinnsStore

In the beginning this building was the Ingles Genl Merchandise store, then it became the Binns Meats & Grocery and in 1942 it served as the Peter's home. This picture was taken 11 Jun 2011 by Kathy Hamaker.
Name: Store - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/Ingles-BinnsStore2

The Binns sign that has been on the front of the rock store since 1942 has weathered off and the original John E. Ingles marque can be seen again. In large letters it reads: JOHN E. INGLES, GENL MERCHANDISE. On one side the sign it reads: "Doors & Sash" and on the other side says,"Lumber and Shingles." This picture was taken 2 July 2011 by Wilfred Peters.
Name: Parade - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/24Jul1979parade1

24 July 1979 parade in Scofield. Riding on the float is D.G. (David George) Gordon, Stan Harvey and Deloris Nelson
Name: Parade - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/24July1979parade2

24 July 1979 parade in Scofield. There is a family riding the float with the words along the side "Temple Marriage is Forever." It is not known who the family is.
Name: Town - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/Scofield1942

1942 photo of Scofield looking south west.
Name: Miners - Location: ClearCreek/Wilfred Peters/miners

Four miners and the truck driver, Frank Soumi, stop to have their photo taken while returning from the Clear Creek mine. Possibly around the 1942's.
Name: Helsten Family - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/Helsten

1942 - back left to right: John Helsten & Eino Peters, front left to right: Helen Tokoi and Wilfred Peters.
Name: Town & Reservoir - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/PWtown&reservoir

This is a 1968 color photo Looking northeast showing the Scofield Reservoir in the far ground, Scofield town in the middle and the canyon off to the left of Scofield is Winter Quarters.
Name: Group of Men - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/1947gooses

Jimmy Wright, Oliver Peters, Tom Nicoldemus, Jerry (Potto) Leek, Willes Anderson in front of Gooses Bar in 1947. Sign reads Beer on Tap, Mountain Tavern.
Name: School - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/cleanup

Students and adults were released from school to clean up the town. In this photo we are working by Mike Zuber's Service Station which you can see in the background at the interesction of Market and Front streets in 1945.
Name: Friends - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/friends

Left to right: Mary & Francis Strang, Alta Leek and Helen Peters at the intersection of Chestnut and Church Street. Photo taken in 1945.
Name: Family - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/MantylaElsie

Front row, left to right: Elsie Mantyla and her Uncle and Aunt Johan Oscar and Sofia Nisula. The photo was taken in the early 1920's at their home on Church Street, facing the IOOF hall. Oscar Nisula died in 1924. Men on back row are unidentified.
Name: John Helsten - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/Helsten2

John Helsten in 1942. He served in the 11th Armored Division, 42nd Tank Batallion, A company and died in battle on March 9, 1945. John had asked to have his tank in the lead position as they approached the Rhine so he could be one of the first to get there. As he approached his tank was disabled and as he was running back to the next tank he was killed by enemy machine gun fire. His body was placed in a temporary grave in Foy Belgium and was returned to Scofield, Utah when the graveyard was evacuated.
Name: Skiing - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/1stskis1947

Wilfred Peters and Reino (Ray) Erkkila in 1946. Ray lived by the I.O.O.F. hall that can be seen on the right side in this photo. The photo was taken on Christmas day and the boys are showing off their new solid hickory, Montgomery Ward, skies and bindings. Photo gives a good shot of the homes looking north down Church Street.
Name: Scofield Dam - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/buildingdam

Men building the Scofield dam in the 1920's. Men and horses can be seen on the dam spreading out the dirt used to build it. For more history on the building of the dam visit Scofield Reservoir Wikipedia.
Name: Nisulas - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/nisulas

Mr. and Mrs. Nisula were early Scofield residence. When Elsie Mantyla Soumi Peters' parents died in Pennsylvania, Elsie was sent as a 12 year old on the train to the Nisula's (her Aunt and Uncle) with a luggage tag aroung her neck. At that time he was a miner in Newhouse Utah. Behind the Nisula's is the Scofield IOOF hall.
Name: Gooses Tavern - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/GoosesTavern

Gooses Tavern is a landmark in Scofield, the proprietor was Louis (Goose) Gorishek, whose parents operated one of the two local grocries. The story goes that when Goose was of High school age, his parents took him to Wasatch Academy in Mt. Pleasant Utah to go to school. They dropped him off and then had to back home through Thistle and Spanish Fork Canyon. Goose got home before them by coming over the mountain so Mr. Gorishek told him he had his High School Schooling. Dr. Gorishek who practiced in Price was Goose's Brother.
Name: Tokoi - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/Tokoi

Alfred and Julia (Peters) Tokoi were long time residence in Scofield. They had one house burn down and built a second one in its place. They are pictured here with Alfred's brother Waino who was a Maritine Sailor and died when his ship went down in the Baltic sea.
Aleksantra Mackey & family
Name: Mackey Family - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/Mackey1

Aleksantra Mackey her daughter Lily Reese and husband with their baby in 1948

Victor and Aleksantra Mackey had two sons Neelo and Waino and four girls Sue Kraync, Sylvia House, Selma Mullins and Lily Reese. In the 40's & 50's they had a house on a large lot on the south side of Myrtle street between Union and Church street the photos above are taken on that street. They had one of the best sauna's in town and we went there frequently for our Saturday night bath. Lily was my first grade teacher and put me through the penmanship ritual of drawing spread out slinkys on paper.
Mackey Family
Name: Mackey Family - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/mackey2

Neelo & Waino Mackey (see note) - sons of Victor and Aleksantra Mackey.

Note added by Jacki Moriarty and Benjamin Maki (2x great nephew of Aleksantra Hakalahti Erkkila Mackey): Neelo is actually the son of Jaakko "Jacob" Erkkila and Aleksantra. Aleksantra was first married to Jaakko "Jacob" Erkkila and then later to Victor Mackey. She and Jacob had several children and after Jacob died, their children seem to have taken Victor's last name, Mackey (which was Americanized and possibly shortened from his Finnish birth surname). We don't know whether Victor officially adopted them or not. Waino is indeed the son of Victor and Aleksantra
Mackey Family
Name: Mackey Family - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/mackey3

Robert & Arnie Maine - Arnie is the son of Robert and Helena Maine and he died in an accident. The family lived on the west side of Church street, last house as the road went out of the north end of town.
Kangas & Peters
Name: Kangas & Peters - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/Kangas&Peters

Andrew Kangas & Oliver Peters in 1943 - In this photo Oliver Peters is sitting on the lap of Andrew Kangas. Andrew and his wife Hilma had a small three room house just west of the cemeteries west gate on Meridian Street. They had two daughters. Andrew was born in 1864, emigrated in 1887, his wife Hilma emigrated in 1898 and both are buried in Scofield.
Elsie Peters
Name: Elsie Peters - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/Elsie Peters

Elsie Mantyla Nisula Soumi Peters - Elsie was adopted and raised by her Aunt and Uncle Oscar and Maria Nisula. When she was around 10 years old she was put on a train in Pennsylvania with a tag around her neck and mailed to Newhouse, Beaver, Utah. After Frank died Elsie married Eino Peters. The Nisula's, Elsie, and both husbands are buried in a plot at the top of the Scofield cemetery.
Frank Soumi
Name: Frank Soumi - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/Soumi, Frank

Frank Soumi - was a Finn entrepreneur, he owned a number of properites in town and also a had some coal leases with John Erkkila between Clear Creek and Scofield. Frank was Elsie Mantyla Nisula's first husband. He is buried in the Scofield cemetery.
Augusta Williams
Name: Augusta Williams - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/Williams, Augusta

Augusta Williams in 1942
Henry Williams
Name: Henry Williams - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/Williams, Henry

Henry Williams in 1947- Henry and Augusta Williams went by Ma and Pa Williams. They actually lived in Price or Standardville but spent a lot of time in Scofield visiting family.
Jimmy Gable
Name: Jimmy Gable - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/Gable,Jimmy

Jimmy Gable in 1947 - Jimmy Gable was also a bachelor, he had a house on about a 1/2 acre of land on the SW corner of Front and Myrtle streets. His lot was always full of old excess mining equipment and I believe he had some connection with the running of the Monnay mine.
John Helsten
Name: John Helsten - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/Helsten,John

John Helsten in 1942 - was killed in Germany in WWII within a year after this photo was taken. His body was placed in a temporary grave in Foy Belgium and was returned to Scofield, Utah when the graveyard was evacuated.
Joe Jakkala
Name: Joe Jakkala - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/Jakkala, Joe

Joe Jakkala in 1943 - Joe Jakkala was a bachelor Finn who lived in a one room house where Union Steet crossed the creek in town, in his later years Mom and Dad cared for him and when he died they put him in one of the plots mom had purchase in the cemetery so he is buried next to them in the north west corner.

Jack Helsten Collection donated by Wilfred Peters

These are photographs from Jack Helsten whose ancestors are people who came to Scofield in the early days or 1880's and 1900's. They lived there throughout their lives until their deaths.

Name: Helsten - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/Helsten1

Amy Laverne Helsten Madsen and her daughter Colleen. Amy is the wife of Gus Helsten who was killed in a Hiawatha mine accident. Following the accident she lived on the Kimbell ranch with her parents John C. and Amy Staley.
Name: Helsten - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/Helsten3

Colleen and Jack Helston (Amy Laverne's children) and Ken Wilson (neighbor) on Kimbell Ranch.
Name: Helsten - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/Helsten4

Frank Helsten son of Henrietta Helsten and her second husband Moses Helsten. He lived almost his entire life in Scofield.
Name: Helsten - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/Helsten5

Henrika (Henrietta) (Aiti) Helsten came from Finland with husband Isacca Kumpulainen and two children Gus (killed in Hiawatha accident) and Ella. Isacca died in Newhouse where she met and married Moses Helsten and they had three sons Ben, Frank, and John (One Killed in WWII)
Name: Helsten - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/kidsplayground

A group of kids on the school playground. The back side of the LDS church building can be seen and the cemetery in the distance.
Name: Helsten - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/Helsten7

Amy and Jack Helsten at the Staley Ranch
Name: Helsten - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/Helsten9

Henneritta Helsten
Name: Helsten - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/Helsten10

Gusta Fabia Kumpulainen Helsten. He was killed in Hiawatha in 1930.
Name: Helsten - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/DonaldsonStore

The Donaldson Store in 1995.
Name: Helsten - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/StaleyFishingCamp

The Staley fishing camp was a fixture on the Scofield Reservoir for many years. This photo was taken prior to the new dam which raised the level of the lake.
Name: Helsten - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/JohnStaleyHome

The Staley home was occupied by John C. and Amy Staley. Amy lost her father (John Pittman) and first husband (Edwin Thomas Street) in the Winter Quarters Mine 1900 explosion and John C. Staley was a survivor of the accident.
Name: Helsten - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/StaleyHome

Home of John & Agnes Staley Sillitoe. Agnes was the long time post mistress in town and the post office was on the opposite corner of this house.
Name: Helsten - Location: Scofield/Wilfred Peters/postoffice

Home of John & Agnes Staley Sillitoe taken 2 July 2011. The steps in this 2011 photo are the steps you took to get your mail and the corner, now converted to a bedroom, was the postal office complete with mail boxes and teller type window. This house is straight across the street from the old town hall and jail.


Eldon Miller Collection

The following photos have been donated by Eldon Miller to the Carbon County Historical Society and the Carbon County UTGenWeb webpage. These photographs have been donated to Eldon Miller by many different sources. If you donated them to Eldon and would like your name to accompany the photograph please e-mail Kathy Hamaker and I'll add it. Special thanks goes to Michael Francis for scanning the photographs so they could be added to the webpage.

Name: School - Location: Scofield/EldonMiller/C-12

Scofield school, built in 1906 & 1907 burned to the ground on 18 Dec 1927.
Name: School - Location: Scofield/EldonMiller/C-14

Scofield school, built in 1906 & 1907 burned to the ground on 18 Dec 1927.
Name: School - Location: Scofield/EldonMiller/P-01

Scofield Public School built in 1928 still stands in town of Scofield

Cindy O'Niel Collection

Name: Odd Fellows - Location: Scofield/CindyO'Niel/1908Scofield-b

A large assembly of "Odd Fellows" organization in suites with sashes, ribbons and metals taken in front of the school house. There is also two women in the photograph.
Name: School - Location: Scofield/CindyO'Niel/1908Scofield

A large assembly of "Odd Fellows" organization in suites with ribbons and metals taken in front of an open field.



Winter Quarters

These photographs on this page have been reduced in size to about 1 1/2 inch x 1 inch. Links to the photographs have been added. If you click on the photo a larger image will open up on a new screen. If you use Google Chrome Hover Zoom you will be able to point your mouse at the photo and see a larger size photo without the photo opening on a new page. Also try Thumbnail Zoom Plus for Foxfire. I haven't ever used the Foxfire add-on so I'm not sure how it works.

If you see a photograph here that you would like a larger picture of e-mail Kathy Hamaker. I'd be happy to e-mail you the photo file so you can print it out on your computer. Please be sure to include the file name and file location on your e-mail. If you have any photographs in your possession that you would like to donate I'd be happy to add them to the webpage.

Please do not ask me to send you all the photos in my collection. I would be happy to send you five or six photos. Send me the file names and location for the photos you want and I'll do my best to reply quickly. Thank you for visiting.

Steven Seguine

powerhouse
Name: Mining - Location: Scofield/SteveSeguine/powerhouse

The Power house at Winter Quarters mine.

Phil Jaskoviak

Littlejohn Bill
Name: Mining - Location: Scofield/PhilJaskoviak/LittlejohnBill

Bill Littlejohn (front)- On the back of this photo it is written: "A view taken inside the mine of one of the electric locomotives. Very powerful horses, I guess." It is hard to make out everything on the side of the car but it says in part: Winter Quarter and also Mine No. 1

John Gilbert Collection

Name: School - Location: WinterQuarters/JohnHGilbert/Wq8thgrade1912

Winter Quarters 8th grade class about 1912. John H. Gilbert is on the far right.

Kathy Hamaker Collection

Name: Remains - Location: WinterQuarters/KathyHamaker/9-2-2000/wqstore

Remains of Company Store taken 2 Sept 2000
Name: Remains - Location: WinterQuarters/KathyHamaker/9-2-2000/wqstore2

Remains of Company Store taken 2 Sept 2000
Name: Remains - Location: WinterQuarters/KathyHamaker/9-2-2000/garages

Remains of garages taken 2 May 2000
Name: Remains - Location: WinterQuarters/KathyHamaker/9-2-2000/

Trail that leads to the mine taken 2 May 2000
Name: School - Location: WinterQuarters/KathyHamaker/1921-2ndgrade

1921/1922 second grade class in Winter Quarters. Miss Lisonbee is the teacher. The little girl on the rightside of the tree with a big bow in her hair is Fern Hreinson.
6-21-2014
Name: Remains - Location: WinterQuarters/KathyHamaker/6-21-2014/wq-004

Remaining buildings taken June 21, 2014
6-21-2014
Name: Remains - Location: WinterQuarters/KathyHamaker/6-21-2014/wq-013

Remaining buildings and scenery taken June 21, 2014
6-21-2014
Name: Remains - Location: WinterQuarters/KathyHamaker/6-21-2014/wq-031

Rock wall running parallel to road, possibly the remains of a building taken June 21, 2014
trail
Name: Remains - Location: WinterQuarters/KathyHamaker/6-21-2014/wq-045

Trail leading up the hill to the #4 mine entrance that exploded May 1, 1900. Photo taken June 21, 2014
rock wall
Name: Remains - Location: WinterQuarters/KathyHamaker/6-21-2014/wq-053

The rock wall in the center of the photos is shown in other photos as being to the left of the #4 mine entrance. Photo taken June 21, 2014

Postcard & Newspaper Collection

Name: School - Location: WinterQuarters/SunAdvocate/1912WQschool

Photo was copied from the Sun Advocate Newspaper April 16, 2002 - This is a photo from about 1912 of the kids in the Winter Quarters School, seventh and eighth grades. In the photo is Julius Spigarelli, Edward Mickeljohn, Charles Cormacchaeli, Jack Kell, Robert Jordrson, Daniel Hvala, Louis Olsen, Helen Gibson, Nellie Richards, Lucile Boroter, Elen Budvarson, Louise Gibson, George Wallace, John Bradwell and Alfred Quilter. The man in the photo is D.D. Woodward who later became the superintendent of Carbon School District. Woodward, who was born in Fountain Green, came from a long line of teachers. He advanced quickly once he joined the Carbon District and went from principal to superintendent in a short period of time. He died suddenly at the young age of 42 on March 8, 1929. He was the superintendent when the Scofield School was built. His name is on the plaque that is still attached to the building that stands in Pleasant Valley.

Doug Kero

Name: Widows - Location: WinterQuarters/DougKero/widows

Scofield mine widows - photo taken by Lewis Photo Artist
Name: Widows - Location: WinterQuarters/DougKero/wqtrain

Train at Winter Quarters - photo taken by Lewis Photo Artist

Don Butler Collection

Name: Town - Location: WinterQuarters/DonButler/wintqua01

Town of Winter Quarters about 1920's.
Name: School - Location: WinterQuarters/DonButler/WinterQtrsSchool

Winter Quarters school

Cathrine Quilter Collection

Name: Religion - Location: WinterQuarters/CathyQuilter/sundayschool

The LDS church Sunday School
Name: Religion - Location: WinterQuarters/CathyQuilter/baptism

An LDS baptism being performed in the backed up creek.
Name: Mining - Location: WinterQuarters/CathyQuilter/minebuildings

Mine buildings, tipple and railroad tracks in Winter Quarters
Name: Mining - Location: WinterQuarters/CathyQuilter/loadout

Coal loadout at Winter Quarters.

Mary Mamalakis Collection

Name: Mining - Location: WinterQuarters/MaryMamalakis/miners2

It is believed that the following photograph was taken in Winter Quarters between 1912 to 1920.

Mary Mamalakis came into possession of the picture from Stella Pantelakis Mamalakis, who was born in Manifall, Pennsylvania in 1911 to Calliope Kavoulakis and George Pantelakis from Vamos, Crete. The family came to Carbon County by 1912 where two more sons were born, Steve in 1913 and William in 1916.

The following names appeared on the back of the photograph.
Left to right and standing:
1. Mike Condomites 2. George Zuorodakis 3. Tony ? might be Goras 4-6. no name 7. George Kandaros or Kandoras or Kandaras or Kanderas
Left to right and sitting:
1. Gus Tzuganakis 2. Irene Tzuganakis 3. ? Maropis ? 4. George Kasselas 5. Gus Gogonis 6. Nick Kanderas
In front sitting alone:
Gus Tzuganakis
Also check out the goats on top of the roof on the left.

Wilfred Peters Collection

Name: Town - Location: WinterQuarters/WilfredPeters/

Residence of John Pitman and the meetinghouse where the bodies were prepared for burial. Photo scanned from the J.W. Dilley book, "History of the Scofield Mine Disaster".


Name: Town - Location: WinterQuarters/WilfredPeters/

Here is two photos of the Winter Quarters mine fans many years after the closing of the mine.

Have you heard stories about the Winter Quarters mine being haunted? - You can read one version of the story on The Haunted Winter Quarters Mine webpage from Troy Taylor.

Then you can read "The Rest of the Story" by Wilfred Peters.

In 1951 Reino Erkkila and I experienced this experience. We were back from high school one October and went hunting and exploring up Winter Quarters. We had left quite late in the day and decided to go up to the head waters since there was where the BIG BUCKs were so by the time we got back down the canyon it was dark, cold and windy.

We could hear the noise he (Troy Taylor) described. It was kind of low talking that turned to a moaning as we got closer. We also thought it was some one camping in the canyon.

We lucked out because it didn't stop and when we got to the Winter Quarters old mine fan we could see the source of the noise. Even then it kind of gave us shivers.

The cold had contracted the fan allowing it to move a bit and the wind moved the rotor ever so little then as it moved the scraping metal would amplify through that bellows. So here is your Ghost Photos. I took it a number of years later.

Eldon Miller Collection

The following photos have been donated by Eldon Miller to the Carbon County Historical Society and the Carbon County UTGenWeb webpage. These photographs have been donated to Eldon Miller by many different sources. If you donated them to Eldon and would like your name to accompany the photograph please e-mail Kathy Hamaker and I'll add it. Special thanks goes to Michael Francis for scanning the photographs so they could be added to the webpage.

Name: School - Location: EldonMiller/BookC/C-34

Winter Quarters School around 1916.
Name: School - Location: EldonMiller/bookC/C-35

Winter Quarters School playground around 1916.
Name: Town - Location: EldonMiller/bookC/C-48

Winter Quarters School around 1913.
Name: Town - Location: EldonMiller/bookC/C-53

Winter Quarters School around 1913.
Name: Town - Location: EldonMiller/bookH/H-04

Ed Willis, Mary Rachel, Dave Lewis in Winter Quarters.
Name: Mining - Location: EldonMiller/BookH/H-05

Mineworkers in front of #1 Mine circa 1916
Name: Mining - Location: EldonMiller/BookH/H-06

#1 Mine in Winter Quarters 1900
Name: Mining - Location: EldonMiller/BookH/H-07

Mineworkers in front of #1 Mine in Winter Quarters 1900
Name: Mining - Location: EldonMiller/BookH/H-08

Mineworks for #1 & #3 Mine in Winter Quarters
Name: Mining - Location: EldonMiller/BookH/H-09

Boarding House in Winter Quarters 1900
Name: Town - Location: EldonMiller/BookH/H-10

Finn Town, looking east, at Winter Quarters 1900
Name: Mining - Location: EldonMiller/BookH/H-11

Mineworks for #1 mine of Winter Quarters circa 1916
Name: Mining - Location: EldonMiller/BookH/H-12

#3 Mine of Winter Quarters - 1900

A list of more photographs of the Scofield and Winter Quarters can be found in the index of the book "The Scofield Mine Disaster" by J. W. Dilley.




Photographs of Clear Creek

These photographs on this page have been reduced in size to about 1 1/2 inch x 1 inch. Links to the photographs have been added. If you click on the photo a larger image will open up on a new screen. If you use Google Chrome Hover Zoom you will be able to point your mouse at the photo and see a larger size photo without the photo opening on a new page. Also try Thumbnail Zoom Plus for Foxfire. I haven't ever used the Foxfire add-on so I'm not sure how it works.

If you see a photograph here that you would like a larger picture of e-mail Kathy Hamaker. I'd be happy to e-mail you the photo file so you can print it out on your computer. Please be sure to include the file name and file location on your e-mail. If you have any photographs in your possession that you would like to donate I'd be happy to add them to the webpage.

Please do not ask me to send you all the photos in my collection. I would be happy to send you five or six photos. Send me the file names and location for the photos you want and I'll do my best to reply quickly. Thank you for visiting.

Finn's Inn Collections

Name: Town - Location: ClearCreek/ClearCreek

The photograph taken of a picture in the possession of the owner of Finn's Inn in Scofield.

Michael Francis

Name: Town - Location: ClearCreek/MichaelFrancis/GreekBar1912

This is a 1912 photo of Frank Francis tending bar in a Clear Creek Saloon. You can tell it's 1912 because of the election banners and flags hanging behind the bar (T. Roosevelt was running again.)

Joanne Houghton Hyatt

Name: Town - Location: ClearCreek/JoanneHyatt/Smith&Jenson

H.O. Smith and Christ Jenson 1915.

Wilfred Peters photo collection

Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/CCUT47winter

Clear Creek during the winter of 1947-48
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/CCPioneerSkit

4th of July 1948, Pioneer skit with Mrs. Summerhays and Helen Peters in the lead. Photo shows a group of 1948 pioneers with handcarts traveling along a dirt trail.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/CCscouttroop47

1947 Scout troop in Clear Creek. Included in the photo is: Scout troop L-R Scout Master, Paul Sutton, William Brewer, Earl Brewer, Wilfred Peters, Craig Jeffs, Arthur Brewer, Asst. SM William Thomas.
Name: Mining - Location: ClearCreek/WP/oliverpeaters

Oliver Peters operating a buggie loader at O'Conner Mine, Clear Creek, Utah 1963.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/1906

Clear Creek in about 1906
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/1899

Clear Creek, Utah as a logging camp in about 1899.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/HelenWalton1

First Natural gas well drilled by El Paso Natural Gas in the Clear Creek field. The drill site was named Helen Walton #1 and the photo shows the typical drilling platform and the forest all around.
Name: Railroad - Location: ClearCreek/WP/railswitch

Remains of the Clear Creek Tipple, train tracks and the wash house.
Name: Mining - Location: ClearCreek/WP/McCarthy

Jack McCarthy was the main Union Representative. This photo shows him operating the main line trip.
Name: Mining - Location: ClearCreek/WP/ZaneNelson

Zane Nelson, married to Elma Erkkila, was a work partner of Oliver Peters.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/O'Conner_BlackDiamond

When the O'conner mine penetrated the old Black Diamond workings (cir 1920 & 30's) they came into these ice formations. If you look closely you can see Stan Harvey and Art VanWagnen. Photo taken in 1963.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/FinPicnic1947ScofieldRes

The Finns of Carbon county held an annual picnic usually in Pleasant Valley somewhere. This 1947 picnic was held at Pomo Point on the Scofield Reservoir.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/McCoyNelson_WilliamHarvey

McCoy Nelson and William (Buster) Harvey going to work at the O'Conner Mine. William was Stan Harvey's son and was killed in the O'Conner mine by being run over by some of the mine equipment. He may have been unconsious at the time of the accident.
Name: Mining - Location: ClearCreek/WP/DGGordon

This is D.G. (David George) Gordon next to the blades of a continous miner. D.G. was one of the mine foreman at this time. He later became the mine Super.
Name: Mining - Location: ClearCreek/WP/BeanGordon_JackJosieL

Filling one of the transportation buggies that will take the coal out to the main line. In the photo is Bean (Wallace) Gordon and Jack Josie. Photo taken in 1963.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/PetersHouseCCU1947L

Peters house in Clear Creek Utah in 1947. Sam Peters is standing next to the flag pole.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/ArtVanWagnen_StanHarvey_WaltErkkila

Art VanWagnen, Stan Harvey and Walt Erkkila at the entrance to the O'conner mine. The mine was at the top of Boarding House Canyon at least adding an additional 1500 to 2000 fet of elevation above the Clear Creek Mine.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/ArtVanWagnen_StanHarvey

This is Art VanWagnen and Stan Harvey in the O'Conner Mine. Art was a mechanic in the mine and Stan was the mine superintendent. Art also helped Pres. Summerhays on the ski resort and was an artist.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/1975ClearCreek

1975 photo of the town of Clear Creek.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/IOOFhall

The IOOF Hall in Clear Creek. Photo taken in 1908.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/Peters

Helen Peters, Elsie Sumoi Peters in Back L-R and Helen Tokoi and Sam Peters in front
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/47Pioneers

Clear Creek locals in the 1947 pioneer skit. Front row: Sherman Jenson, Clarence Gordon, Bill Thomas and Don Tucker. Back row: Woodrow Gordon, Gail Hansen, & Gill Hopkins.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/47Pioneers

Clear Creek residents circling up the hand carts during their 1947 Pioneer celebration.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/Beingpulledonsleighs1950s

1955 photo of kids being pulled on the snowcovered streets of Clear Creek on the sleighs with all town dogs following behind.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/1948easter3

Lois Wallace & Marlene McCarthy at Easter Party in 1948.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/OliverPeters_FrankBetener_WilfredPeters_ClearCreek

1936 photo of Oliver Peters, Frank Betener and Wilfred Peters at the top of Finn Canyon. Frank Betener was a traveling salesman from either Price or Salt Lake who would travel between coal camps selling watches, jewelery, pots and pans and what have yous.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/OliverHelenPetersSepo

1953 photo of Oliver & Helen Peters and a Finn name "Sepo". Photo also shows the Clear Creek mine Tipple in the background with the mechanic's maintence building off to the left.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/1974hospital

Mine hospital and surrounding area in 1974
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/1964OConnerMine

The O'Connor mine in the summer at the top of boarding house canyon 1964.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/1961CC

The Clear Creek Mine tipple 1961 looking north towards Scofield, Boarding house Canyon road to the left of photo.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/1947summerhays

Helen Peters on right and Mrs. Summerhays on left with her two boys Bruce & Gary Summerhays in front. Mrs. Summerhays husband was Carbon High School football coach at the time the photo was taken in 1947.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/DavidNelsonSamPetersCC1961

David Nelson & Sam Peters with dog Hans in Clear Creek in 1961.
Easter 1948
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/Easter1948CC...

Christe and Donna Lee Menzie, Myrna Wallace and Marlene Mcarthy at an Easter party in Clear Creek.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/EvanLarsen_Scott Hansen...

Evan Larsen & Scott Hansen at Easter Party in 1948.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/CC1946_47deerhunt...

1946/47 deer hunt. Mark Nelson on truck, Left to right front: Gill Hopkins, Woodrow Gordon, Zane Nelson & Don Tucker
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/CCcolorguard48

4th of July 1948 Colorguard for parade.
Left to Right: Evan Larsen, Wilfred Peters, and Billie Brewer.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/WPbobsled1

Bob Sled tow with an old Ford truck.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/WPbobsled2

Home made bob sled being towed with an old one eyed Ford Model A Truck in about 1945. Darleen Wiseman steering the sled with Carol Sutton, Helen Sube, ____, ____, Joann Ball, Patsy Duarte.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/WPhospitalfall

The Clear Creek hospital in the late fall.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/WPhospitalwinter

The Clear Creek hospital in the wintertime.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/CCladiesinfrontofschool...

Clear Creek ladies in front of the school in the late 1900's to early 1920's.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/WPFinnCanyon

Looking up Finn Canyon before the outhouses were moved up the hill behind the homes.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/ClearSchoolchildrenabt1920

Large group of children in front of a building in about 1920.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/WPLouisThomas

Louis Thomas manager of the Clear Creek store. Photo taken in 1949.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/L-RWaltErkkilaSulo...

Left to right: Walt Erkkila, Sulo Erkkila, and Bean (Wallace) Gordon miners at Clear Creek.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/Young Womens Org...

Young Women MIA girls with certificates in front of Clear Creek LDS church building.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/WPZaneNelson

Zane Nelson a miner in Clear Creek.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/WPropetow

This photo shows the Oldsmobile engine used to run the tow rope up the mountainside for the ski hills in Clear Creek.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/WPtipple

The Clear Creek Mine tipple looking north about 1900 before it got it's aluminum paint.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/WPhouses

Looking west down the length of the tipple. All those homes had completely disappeared by 1944.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/WilfredSkiing

Wilfred Peters skiing in Finn Canyon in 1937-38.
Helberg, Charles
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/HelbergChrales

Charles Helberg, resident of Clear Creek. He was born in Sweden in 1871.
Helberg Leona Anderson
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/HelbergLeonaAnderson

Leona Andersson Helberg born 1886 in Utah.
Helberg Thelma
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/HelbergThelma

Thelma Helberg born 1908 in Utah.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/tressle

This Robert W. Edmunds photo shows the original tressle at Clear Creek before the Tipple was built. Through the opening in the tressle you can see the boarding house, for which the canyon to the left of the photo was named, Boarding House Canyon. You can see some of the original houses on the left of the photo that were gone by 1940.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/WPstoreclerk

The clerk, Pearl Malaska daughter of Mike and Susie Malaska, at the Clear Creek company store. Note the Log Cabin Syrup, Sego Lilly Milk, the adding machine and the cash register. There are also bananas on the counter which was a rare commodity. Photo taken about 1940's.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/WPboss

Louis Thomas managed the Clear Creek company store for many years. He was my (Wilfred Peters) boss and taught me to cut meat, take photos and wait on customers. He taught us to never argue with the customers, always be pleasant and watch the company store credit limit that each customer had.
Name: Town & People - Location: Scofield/WP/Erkkila1

John Erkkila emigrated in 1899 and his wife Ida in 1901. They had five boys and four girls. Starting with the Oldest and going to the Youngest: William, Elma, Sulo,Walter, Roland, Lillie, Bertha, Elsie and Johnnie. Elma married Zane Nelson and they had no children. Roland married Melba Donaldson. Lillie married Rusty Woolsey and Elsie married Don Ruesch. This group of photos shows the following:
#1 Ida Erkkila with daughter, Elma
#2 Alfred Tokoi & John Erkkila in 1936
#3 Johnnie Erkkila, Wilfred Peters, Elsie Erkkila
#4 Roland Erkkila, Rusty Woolsey, Melba Donaldson & Lillie Erkkila
#5 Sulo Erkkila in 1936
#6 Lillie Erkkila in 1938
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/CCaccordian

1948 The students of Mrs. Wilda Brimhall and Mr. Rudy Bruno presented a musical program which proved to be very entertaining. Those participating in the program were:
very front: Harvey Helsten
First row: Wilfred Peters, Ted Helsten, Rochelle Koski, Jean Inez Biggs, Mrs. Hardy (wife of Company Doctor), Carolyn Bezyack, Ester Hardy
Second row: Richard Strang, Ron Strang, Ralph Biggs, Jimmy Nicoldemus, Sterling Roy Biggs & Sam Leek, Joan Wilson and the two children in front of her are Ruth Biggs and David Biggs
Back row: Mr. Rudy Bruno, Joan Ruby Biggs, Loette Gorishek, Mrs. Wilda Brimhall.
Name: Town & People - Location: ClearCreek/WP/FrankLizzieKetola

This is the photo of a widow and her son taken by a local 1900 Scofield photographic studio Louis (Lewis). The father shows up in Dilley's book as Alex Ketola a single Finn. The photo was probably taken in 1900 because she was in Red Lodge by 1901. The Father's name was Franze Alexander Ketola and the little boy was named after him. The mothers name was Lizzie Peltomaki and was born in Toysa Finland 1877. She immigrated to the USA and met Frank Ketola (a sailor) in New York and they had the little boy in Brooklyn 21 Aug 1898. I don't know if they formally married. Some how they made their way to Scofield and Frank was killed in the Scofield mine Disaster. Lizzie and her son left Utah and went to live in Red Lodge Montana, and outlived four more husbands. Her third marriage ties to me through my grandmother's brother.

Eldon Miller Collection

The following photos have been donated by Eldon Miller to the Carbon County Historical Society and the Carbon County UTGenWeb webpage. These photographs have been donated to Eldon Miller by many different sources. If you donated them to Eldon and would like your name to accompany the photograph please e-mail Kathy Hamaker and I'll add it. Special thanks goes to Michael Francis for scanning the photographs so they could be added to the webpage.

School
Name: School - Location: ClearCreek/EldonMiller/ClearCreekSchool

This photo of the Clear Creek School was taken when the school was new.
School Old
Name: School - Location: ClearCreek/EldonMiller/ClearCreekSchoolold

This photo of the Clear Creek School was taken with the school was old and worn out.
Name: Logging - Location: EldonMiller/BookH/H-01

Lumber mill at Clear Creek. Timbers were used in the mine and for buildings.
Name: Homes - Location: EldonMiller/BookN/N-18

Large group of men and horses standing near railroad tracks in Clear Creek.

COAL - published Monthly by Utah Fuel Co.

Name: Skiing - Location: ClearCreek/COAL/skiing4

You're looking at skiers making their way over 12 feet of snow . . . piled so high that it was necessary to cut channels under cross bars of ski lift. (Vol. 11, Feb. 1950 No. 10)
Name: Skiing - Location: ClearCreek/COAL/skiing5

Arrival of a bus full of Carbon College students to enjoy a Snow Carnival on the ski slopes. (Vol. 11, Feb. 1950 No. 10)
Name: Skiing - Location: ClearCreek/COAL/skiing5

Line up waiting for a tow hold on the lift. (Vol. 11, Feb. 1950 No. 10)
Name: Skiing - Location: ClearCreek/COAL/skiing7

Lone skier in the desolate winter wonderland is Pres. Summerhays. (Vol. 11, Feb. 1950 No. 10)

Book - Report of the Coal Mine Inspector 1905

Hospital
Name: Hospital - Location: ClearCreek/Book-Report..../hospital

Hospital in 1905 copied from the book Report of the Coal Mine Inspector
Powerhouse
Name: Mining - Location: ClearCreek/Book-Report..../powerhouse1905

Coal Mine powerhouse in Clear Creek. Photo copied from book Report of the Coal Mine Inspector.
Mine Entrances
Name: Mining - Location: ClearCreek/Book-Report..../mouthofmine1906

Photo copied from the Report of the Coal Mine Inspector in 1906 show the mine openings of the Clear Creek mine.


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