Sunday, March 10, 2019

It Took $1000 To Get This Town Named

Descending into Coalville, Utah on Interstate 80 westbound.

From the Wikipedia entry for Coalville:  "In 1854 the territorial government in Utah offered a $1000 reward to anyone who could find coal within 40 miles of Salt Lake City. Four years later, Thomas Rhodes found a coal vein in the Chalk Creek area, and coal mining began in earnest.  Hundreds of tons of coal were shipped to Salt Lake City, and soon a narrow gauge railroad was built.  The settlement was renamed Coalville as a result of this early success mining coal."

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2017: Flatout New York
2016: Hill Town Transportation
2015: 651 Miles To Go
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!

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