Photographs of Dragerton / East Carbon

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. 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

Photo was taken in early 1943.
Photo was taken in early 1943.
1973 photograph of East Carbon.
1973 photograph of East Carbon.
The 1996 shot has everything.
Horse Canyon mine
Horse Canyon mine
Elementary & Jr. High
Dragerton boy scouts in 1957    

This photo was taken in late 1942 when the townsite was still called Drager. It is the office of W.E. Ryberg Co. - Strong & Grant, the contractors for the Defense Plant Corporation who built the Dragerton houses and other buildings. Building is directly across the road from Menottis Carbon Grocery Co. After the houses were finished, the office building was jacked up and a basement was put underneath. A foyer was added, a steeple in the front and the building became "The Dragerton Community Church."

Picture donated by Don Butler and originally belonged to his Aunt Beth Young Woodward.

This 1946 photo is taken from west to east. Sunnyside (Old Sunnyside) is not visable since it is behind the mountain in the mouth of Sunnyside Canyon. Sunnydale (which is now Sunnyside, and the only remaining section of Sunnyside) is visable at the top of the picture. The mountains in the background are the Patmos ridge. Smoke emanates from the Sunnyside Coke Ovens near the top of the picture. The easternmost portion of Dragerton, E-section, is just being built, only half filled with houses. Columbia is not included in the photo. Photo donated by Don Butler.
This photo was taken in 1944 or 1945. It is the Dragerton Community Church that was converted from the Ryberg-Strong Office building after contruction of the town was completed. Original photo belonged to his Aunt Beth Young Woodward.
This photo was taken in 1944 to 1945. It is a photo of Dragerton Business district and was probably taken from the roof of the Community Church looking eastward. Picture donated by Don Butler and originally belonged to his Aunt Beth Young Woodward.
This 1973 shot includes the eastern part of Dragerton only (C-section, D-section, and E-section) and Sunnyside. The original Sunnyside townsite had been dismantled by that time, and Sunnydale was then, and still is called Sunnyside. Columbia is not included in the picture.
Dragerton Boy Scouts at Philmont Scout Ranch, New Mexico July 1958
Front on the ground L to R: Floyd Gorley, Bill Bowen; middle row L to R: Dennis Nordfelt (Moab), Mike Gaudio (Price), Floyd Cox, Ned Arambula, Chris (our guide), ? Jensen (Price), Sheldon Lindsey; back row L to R: Jim Liddiard, Gary Dame, ? Robertson (Moab), Victor Keele, Don Butler, Dennis Anderson. Names submitted by Gary Dame.

Gary Dame Collection

Truck used to transport the Dragerton Boy Scouts to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.    

Margaret Hibdon. Collection

The Elite Club in 1974 owned by blondie peterson.
Town of Dragerton in about 1944-1949
Nick's Club on the highway    

Melvin A. Sharp Jr. Collection

Downtown Dragerton in early fifties    

Johnny Martinez Collection

In 1953 several men in Dragerton formed a stock car racing club. They built a race track and raced on it for three years. This photo shows the number 00 car is in the lead at these races.
A close up photo of the ? car at the races with Pete Chacon standing in front of the car.
Shirley King, John Wall and Fannie Larsen in May 1961. Julene Butler was original owner of the the photo.
Joe Robinette in May 1961. Julene Butler was original owner of the the photo.
This homecoming float made by the Junior class took first place honors in October 1964. It appears to be a Viking ship and on the side of the float it says, "...going goal, voyage to state". Julene Butler was original owner of the the photo.
A group of young children presenting a Christmas play about the birth of Christ.
Lloyd Hunt standing in front of his car holding a trophy. On the side of his car is a picture of a #8 pool ball.
Race car owner Thomas "Tito" Carrillo with his car sponsored by Carl's Service Station of Dragerton, Utah. Photo donated by Johnny Martinez and Mark Carrillo.
1948 East Carbon Junior High School Football team. - Photo donated by Johnny Martinez and Alice Hanson Cowan.
Marjorie Predovich and Agnes Scow postmistress' of Dragerton, Utah. Photo donated by Johnny Martinez and Marjorie Predovich.
This photo is of personal from the Ryberg/Strong construction company that built the town of Drager. Leo Crandall a supervisor for the project is the man kneeling on the left. This photo was given to Johnny Martinez by Beth Woodward.
Early 1950's photo of Gilbert Martinez. The photographer brought the horse for the customers to use as a prop.

Lonnie Hawkins Collection

Left to right front row: Fermin Martinez, Julian Martinez
Back Row: ? Archuletta, Gary Fowler, Lonnie Hawkins and unknown. Photo was taken in the back yard of 111 7th West, Dragerton in about 1950.

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 Franci for scanning the photographs so they could be added to the webpage.

A large group of students in front of the Dragerton School. Photo from Eldon Miller collection.
Dragerton School, Sixth grade, teacher: Bill Cowan
First row: Betty Lozinsky, Judy Bonacci, Carol Coggins, Dick Harrison, Kathy Gallegos, Fred Trabu, Claudia Cartwright, Bryon Kilcrease, Christina Palacios, Betty Sanchez, Van Cook
Second row: Craig Moorman, Brenda Stoddard, Kosta Bikakis, Elba Duran, Ange Duran, Troy DeFrieze, Larry Valdez, Clyde Huntington, Jack Williams, Rodney Rossman, Mr. Cowan
Third row: Pat Stultz, Edwin Rhett, Rickie Collins, Janene Lucas, Jacklyn Peak, Gene Tobey, ______ Steels, Herst Colborn, Phyllis Huntington, Connie Huff - Photo from Eldon Miller collection.

Alan Drager Collection

Building Dragerton

The following photographs of Dragerton have been donated by Alan Drager. Alan is the great grandson of Walter Louis Drager the man whom the town of Dragerton was named after. If you would like a larger copy of the photo please e-mail Kathy Hamaker. Be sure to read the newspaper article HERE that tells about the development of the town of Dragerton.


Dragerton School Building with thirteen classroosm. The auditorium is in the right wing. Photo taken 24 Mar 1944.
Dragerton business block. The store is in the foreground and the shoe repair shop, barber shop, drug store, rental office and post office. Photo taken 24 Mar 1944.
The interior of the store in Dragerton. All the employees are standing at the counters for the photo. It is a very good pictures and someone maybe able to identify the employees. Photo taken 24 Mar 1944.
The operating room in the hospital at Dragerton. Photo taken 24 Mar 1944.
The bakery, butcher and vegetable section of the inside of the Dragerton store. Photo taken 24 Mar 1944.
Knight residence on the left and the Peterson store on the right. Photo taken 24 Mar 1944.
Caption on the photo reads: "Car trespassing thru property to Petersen Store." Children can also be seen playing in the front of the Knight home and the home on the left side. Photo taken 24 Mar 1944.
The Dragerton school auditorium. Photo taken 24 Mar 1944.
Interior of the General Store. Photo showing the clothing and shoe departments. Photo taken 24 Mar 1944.
Patients waiting in the reception room of the hospital. Photo taken 24 Mar 1944. >
The Hospital corridor. Photo taken 24 Mar 1944.
The homes in section A. Photo dated 26 September 1943.
Dragerton School. Photo dated 26 September 1943.
The store complex still under construction. Photo dated 26 September 1943.
The four room home at 124 - 8th west. Photo dated 24 Mar 1944.
The home with seven rooms at 156 Grassy Trail Drive. Photo dated 24 Mar 1944.
The five room home at 124 Grassy Trail Drive. Photo dated 24 Mar 1944.
The home with six rooms at 130 Grassy Trail Drive. Photo dated 24 Mar 1944.
The five room home at 126 Grassy Trail Drive. Photo dated 24 Mar 1944.
The guest house lounge at 130 Grassy Trail Drive. Photo dated 24 Mar 1944.
The guest house bedroom at 130 Grassy Trail Drive. Photo dated 24 Mar 1944.
The guest house bedroom at 130 Grassy Trail Drive. The view out the window looks like a parking lot full of possibly busses or trailer homes. There is a clothes line in the middle of the lot. Photo dated 24 Mar 1944.
The five room house at 142 Grassy Trail Drive. Photo dated 24 Mar 1944.
The four room house at 126 - 8th West. Photo dated 24 Mar 1944.
The four room house at 185 Whitmore. Photo dated 24 Mar 1944.
Homes in section A - 4th West. Photo dated 26 Sep 1943.
Homes in section A - 1st West. Photo dated 26 Sep 1943.
The five room house in section C. Photo dated 26 Sep 1943.
Living room in a five room house. Photo dated 26 Sep 1943
The five room house in section C. Photo dated 26 Sep 1943 .
A bed room in a five room house. Photo dated 26 Sep 1943    

Postcard or Newspaper Collections

The Dragerton Hospital. This is a very small photo file. The actual picture is about 2 inches by 1 1/2 inches.
This photo was scanned from the Sun Advocate newspaper and is of the Miners Trading Post and a whole row of old cars parked out front of the store.


Photographs of Nine Mile

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. 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.

Malcolm Howard Collection

Visit Malcolm Howard Photography for more of his photos.
petroglyph in nine mile canyon.
petroglyph in nine mile canyon.
Petroglyph in Nine Mile canyon.    

Kathy Hamaker Collection

Petroglyths - photo taken June 12, 2004
Harper Stage Coach Turnoff - photo taken June 12, 2004
Petroglyths - photo taken June 12, 2004
Petroglyths - photo taken June 12, 2004
View looking up the canyon - photo taken June 12, 2004
Writings at Cottonwood Creek - photo taken June 12, 2004
Most famous panal in canyon - photo taken'June 12, 2004
Grainery - photo taken June 12, 2004
(close up) Grainery - photo taken June 12, 2004
Photo looking up the canyon from grainery - photo taken June 12, 2004
Nutter Ranch - photo taken June 12, 2004
Nutter Ranch, U.S. Army Building - photo taken June 12, 2004
Nutter Ranch - photo taken June 12, 2004
Nutter Ranch - photo taken June 12, 2004
Old ranch and corrals - photo taken June 12, 2004
Old ranch and corrals - photo taken June 12, 2004
Old ranch and corrals - photo taken June 12, 2004
Old ranch and corrals - photo taken June 12, 2004
Wimmer Ranch - photo taken June 12, 2004
Wimmer Ranch, house - photo taken June 12, 2004
Wimmer Ranch, outhouse - photo taken June 12, 2004
Harper Stage Coach Turnoff - photo taken June 12, 2004
Harper Stage Coach Turnoff - photo June 12, 2004
Harper Stage Coach Turnoff - photo June 12, 2004
Harper Stage Coach Turnoff - photo taken June 12, 2004
Harper Stage Coach Turnoff - photo taken June 12, 2004
Harper Stage Coach Turnoff - photo taken June 12, 2004    

Postcard or Newspaper Collections

Photo was scanned from postcard dated Aug. 1954. The discription on the back of the card reads: "Eleven Priceless Figurines . . . The Royal Family Made by the Moki Indians at least 1,350 Years Ago. . . Four in this Collection are the only known perfect specimens in existence. Found near Price, Utah by Clarence Pilling. This tribe lived on the continent before Christ. Displayed at the Park View Motel, Price, Utah. by Geneva Howard Oliver." This collection is now housed at the College of Eastern Utah Museum and has been named The Pilling Figurines".

Patricia Thayer Muno. Collections

Smith Ranch in Argyle Canyon. Note from Patricia: Abraham Owen Smith, "my great grandfather dug wells out there in Nine Mile Canyon and it was the only place for freighters and travelers to water between Price and Fort Duchesne. I have great grandfather, Abraham Owen Smith's ledger where he recorded the names of individuals (some were Indian names!) who had charged 50 cents to water their teams of horses. We have been told that some of the entertainers of the early days coming from Boston to San Francisco also passed through there, stayed at Smith wells in their improvised "Inn" and ate the home cooked meals of my great grandmother, Malona (Draper) Smith."
This photo was found in the trunk of William Smith a surveyor for the goverment before 1926. William Smith lived with his wife Maud Thompson in Argyle Canyon near Nine Mile Canyon. This ranch was given to them by Maud's father, Richmond Beaman Thompson about 1906. The photo is labeled, "Howard Miller, Surveyor, Anthro Meadows near Argile."
This photo was found in the trunk of William Smith a surveyor for the goverment before 1926. William Smith lived with his wife Maud Thompson in Argyle Canyon near Nine Mile Canyon. This ranch was given to them by Maud's father, Richmond Beaman Thompson about 1906. Patricia is looking for more information about this photo. If you know where this "altar" is located please contact her.

Ralph Johnstun Collections

This building on the Don Johnstun homestead is believed to be the Harper school house. Charles (Don's son) was instrumental in getting the Harper school house built.
This building on the Don Johnstun homestead is believed to be the Harper school house. Charles (Don's son) was instrumental in getting the Harper school house built.
The George Carlos Don Johnstun Homestead in Nine Mile Canyon. Photo was taken 28 May 2005.
The George Carlos Don Johnstun Homestead in Nine Mile Canyon. Photo was taken 28 May 2005.
The George Carlos Don Johnstun Homestead in Nine Mile Canyon. Photo was taken 28 May 2005.
The Carlos Cyrenus (Carl) Johnstun Homestead in Nine Mile Canyon just a few miles down the road from his father's homestead. Photo was taken 28 May 2005.
The Carlos Cyrenus (Carl) Johnstun Homestead in Nine Mile Canyon just a few miles down the road from his father's homestead. Photo was taken 28 May 2005.
The Carlos Cyrenus (Carl) Johnstun Homestead in Nine Mile Canyon just a few miles down the road from his father's homestead. Photo was taken 28 May 2005.
The Carlos Cyrenus (Carl) Johnstun corrals in Nine Mile Canyon just a few miles down the road from his father's homestead. Photo was taken 28 May 2005.    

Lena Mabbutt

Rockart on one of the cliffs in Nine Mile canyon.
Rockwall on one of the mountains in Nine Mile canyon.


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Photographs of Kiz

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. 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.

Johnny Martinez Collection

Barn built by Gratien Etchebarne. Photo was given to Johnny Martinez by Mary Fowler, wife of Jay Fowler a deputy sheriff of Dragerton in the early 1950's.
Remains of the old cabin that served as a school house in Kiz. photo was given to Sara Biggs, whose father-in-law lived in Clarks Valley. His name was George Biggs.
Remains of the ghost town of Kiz.
Horse, plow and man power on the George Biggs farm in Clarks Valley. Photo donated by Johnny Martinez.
Arthur Biggs in Kiz. License plate reads: "Columbia 71-851 Utah 30."
George & Amila Biggs.


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Photographs of Duchesne County

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. 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.

Patricia Thayer Muno Collection

Wagons train of soldiers.
Wagons that likely visited smith wells. Man on the left is probably Abraham Owen Smith Jr. (1877-1970) .
Wagon train.
The George W. Stringham general merchant in Myton, Duchesne County, Utah.
An Indian family in front of the then Calvert and Waugh store in Myton, Duchesne County, Utah. This building became the "Three Legged Dog Saloon."
Myton Bridge Day celebration parade in September 1910. Photo was in the collection of William Smith and was submitted by Patricia Thayer Muno.
Myton Bridge Day celebration in 1906. Photo was in the collection of William Smith and was submitted by Patricia Thayer Muno.    


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Photographs of Marsing Ranch

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. 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.

Katy Mckean Collection

Headstone of Annabelle Thayne Marsing, July 1877 to Jan 11,1919.
Headstone marker, "In Memory of the husband and children of Annabelle," names of husband and children are listed on marker.
Surroundings of Marsing Ranch.    

For additional photos of Marsing Ranch visit this webpage.



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