Scofield

These photographs have been reduced in size to about 1 1/2 inch x 1 inch to save space on the server and thus making it possible to add even more photographs for each area. 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. 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. It isn't going to happen but I would be happy to send you five or six photos. With your mouse point to the picture you want and the photo file name should appear in a title box. Send me the file names for the photos you want or a description of the photo and I'll do my best to reply quickly. Thank you for your help.

Don Butler Collection

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

Kathy Hamaker Collection

Photograph of the Scofield Cemetery taken on May 1, 2000 during the 100 year "Day of Commemoration and Rededication".
This photo of the old jail house was taken on May 1, 2000. Since that time it has been torn out and is in the process of being rebuilt.
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.
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.

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

Jail house in Scofield taken during the wintertime.
The Scofield Public School was erected in 1928 and is still standing today.

Bedington E. Lewis

Ella Broyle's Hotel - photo was copied from the book "History of the Scofield Mine Disaster" by J.W. Dilley, Author.
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

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

1942 Binns Meats & Grocery.
1956 photo of Scofield taken from the hill on the south west of the town.
The old Binns store in Scofield was the Peter's home from 1942 to the present.
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.
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.
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.
24 July 1979 parade in Scofield. Riding on the float is D.G. (David George) Gordon, Stan Harvey and Deloris Nelson
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.
1942 photo of Scofield looking south west.
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.
1942 - back left to right: John Helsten & Eino Peters, front left to right: Helen Tokoi and Wilfred Peters.
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.
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.
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.
Left to right: Mary & Francis Strang, Alta Leek and Helen Peters at the intersection of Chestnut and Church Street. Photo taken in 1945.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These are photos of people who lived in Scofield. This group of photos shows the following:
#1 Aleksantra Mackey her daughter Lily Reese and husband with their baby in 1948
#2 Neelo & Waino Mackey - sons of Victor and Aleksantra Mackey.
#3 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.
#4 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.
#5 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.
#6 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.

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.
These are photos of people who lived in Scofield. This group of photos shows the following:
#1 Augusta Williams in 1942
#2 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.
#3 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.
#4 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.
#5 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.

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.
Colleen and Jack Helston (Amy Laverne's children) and Ken Wilson (neighbor) on Kimbell Ranch.
Frank Helsten son of Henrietta Helsten and her second husband Moses Helsten. He lived almost his entire life in Scofield.
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)
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.
Amy and Jack Helsten at the Staley Ranch
Henneritta Helsten
Gusta Fabia Kumpulainen Helsten. He was killed in Hiawatha in 1930.
The Donaldson Store in 1995.
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.
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 WinterQuarters Mine 1900 explosion and John C. Staley was a survivor of the accident.
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.
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.

Scofield school, built in 1906 & 1907 burned to the ground on 18 Dec 1927.
Scofield school, built in 1906 & 1907 burned to the ground on 18 Dec 1927.
Scofield Public School built in 1928 still stands in town of Scofield    

Cindy O'Niel Collection

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



Winter Quarters

These photographs have been reduced in size to about 1 1/2 inch x 1 inch to save space on the server and thus making it possible to add even more photographs for each area. 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. 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. It isn't going to happen. I would be happy to send you five or six photos. With your mouse point to the picture you want and the photo file name should appear in a title box. Send me the file names for the photos you want or a description of the photo and I'll do my best to reply quickly. P.S. I'm always more willing to share more photos when you are willing to share your photos, histories or information about Carbon County. Thank you for your help.

Steven Seguine

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The Power house at Winter Quarters mine.
 
 

Phil Jaskoviak

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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

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

Kathy Hamaker Collection

Remains of Company Store
Remains of Company Store
Remains of garages
Trail that leads to the mine
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.

Postcard & Newspaper Collection

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

Scofield mine widows - photo taken by Lewis Photo Artist
Train at Winter Quarters - photo taken by Lewis Photo Artist

Don Butler Collection

about 1920's
Winter Quarters school

Cathrine Quilter Collection

The LDS church Sunday School
An LDS baptism being performed in the backed up creek.
Mine buildings, tipple and railroad tracks in Winter Quarters
Coal loadout at Winter Quarters.

Mary Mamalakis Collection

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

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".


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 his 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.

Winter Quarters School around 1916.
Winter Quarters School playground around 1916.
Winter Quarters School around 1913.
Winter Quarters School around 1913.
Ed Willis, Mary Rachel, Dave Lewis in Winter Quarters.
Mineworkers in front of #1 Mine circa 1916
#1 Mine in Winter Quarters 1900
Mineworkers in front of #1 Mine in Winter Quarters 1900
Mineworks for #1 & #3 Mine in Winter Quarters
Boarding House in Winter Quarters 1900
Finn Town, looking east, at Winter Quarters 1900
Mineworks for #1 mine of Winter Quarters circa 1916
#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.




Clear Creek

These photographs have been reduced in size to about 1 1/2 inch x 1 inch to save space on the server and thus making it possible to add even more photographs for each area. 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. 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. It isn't going to happen. I would be happy to send you five or six photos. With your mouse point to the picture you want and the photo file name shou ld appear in a title box. Send me the file names for the photos you want or a description of the photo and I'll do my best to reply quickly. P.S. I'm always more willing to share more photos when you are willing to share your photos, histories or information about Carbon County. Thank you for your help.

Finn's Inn Collections

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

Michael Francis

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

H.O. Smith and Christ Jenson 1915.    

Wilfred Peters

Clear Creek during the winter of 1947-48
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.
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.
Oliver Peters operating a buggie loader at O'Conner Mine, clear Creek, Utah 1963.
Clear Creek in about 1906
Clear Creek, Utah as a logging camp in about 1899.
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.
Remains of the Clear Creek Tipple, train tracks and the wash house.
Jack McCarthy was the main Union Representative. This photo shows him operating the main line trip.
Zane Nelson, married to Elma Erkkila, was a work partner of Oliver Peters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Peters house in Clear Creek Utah in 1947. Sam Peters is standing next to the flag pole.
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.
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.
1975 photo of the town of Clear Creek.
The IOOF Hall in Clear Creek. Photo taken in 1908.
Helen Peters, Elsie Sumoi Peters in Back L-R and Helen Tokoi and Sam Peters in front
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.
Clear Creek residents circling up the hand carts during their 1947 Pioneer celebration.
1955 photo of kids being pulled on the snowcovered streets of Clear Creek on the sleighs with all town dogs following behind.
Lois Wallace & Marlene McCarthy at Easter Party in 1948.
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.
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.
Mine hospital and surrounding area in 1974
The O'Connor mine in the summer at the top of boarding house canyon 1964.
The Clear Creek Mine tipple 1961 looking north towards Scofield, Boarding house Canyon road to the left of photo.
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.
David Nelson & Sam Peters with dog Hans in Clear Creek in 1961.
Christe and Donna Lee Menzie, Myrna Wallace and Marlene Mcarthy at an Easter party in Clear Creek.
Evan Larsen & Scott Hansen at Easter Party in 1948.
1946/47 deer hunt. Mark Nelson on truck, Left to right front: Gill Hopkins, Woodrow Gordon, Zane Nelson & Don Tucker
4th of July 1948 Colorguard for parade. Left to Right: Evan Larsen, Wilfred Peters, and Billie Brewer.
Bob Sled tow with an old Ford truck.
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.
The Clear Creek hospital in the late fall.
The Clear Creek hospital in the wintertime.
Clear Creek ladies in front of the school in the late 1900's to early 1920's.
Looking up Finn Canyon before the outhouses were moved up the hill behind the homes.
Large group of children in front of a building in about 1920.
Louis Thomas manager of the Clear Creek store. Photo taken in 1949.
Left to right: Walt Erkkila, Sulo Erkkila, and Bean (Wallace) Gordon miners at Clear Creek.
Young Women MIA girls with certificates in front of Clear Creek LDS church building.
Zane Nelson a miner in Clear Creek.
This photo shows the Oldsmobile engine used to run the tow rope up the mountainside for the ski hills in Clear Creek.
The Clear Creek Mine tipple looking north about 1900 before it got it's aluminum paint.
Looking west down the length of the tipple. All those homes had completely disappeared by 1944.
Wilfred Peters skiing in Finn Canyon in 1937-38.
Helberg, Charles
Charles Helberg, resident of Clear Creek. He was born in Sweden in 1871.
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Leona Andersson Helberg born 1886 in Utah.
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Thelma Helberg born 1908 in Utah.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.

Two photos of the Clear Creek School. The first was taken when it was new and the other was taken many years later when it was old and decaying.
Lumber mill at Clear Creek. Timbers were used in the mine and for buildings.
Large group of men and horses standing near railroad tracks in Clear Creek.    

COAL - published Monthly by Utah Fuel Co.

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)
Arrival of a bus full of Carbon College students to enjoy a Snow Carnival on the ski slopes. (Vol. 11, Feb. 1950 No. 10)
Line up waiting for a tow hold on the lift. (Vol. 11, Feb. 1950 No. 10)
Lone skier in the desolate winter wonderland is Pres. Summerhays. (Vol. 11, Feb. 1950 No. 10)


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