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.

Consumers / National / Sweets

Ralph Emerson Collection

Utah Railroad Trestle bridge at Gordon Creek. Photo taken March 15, 2009    

Enid Seaton Ruoff Collection

School in National
Blue Blaze Coal Co. company store, Consumers, Utah. This photo from the Dorothea Lange collection was taken during March of 1936.
Utah coal mining town of Consumers. Photo has the notation "Dumping grounds of the West" with it.This photo from the Dorothea Lange collection was taken during March of 1936.
Coal miners house in Consumers. This photo from the Dorothea Lange collection was taken during March of 1936.
A row of the company housing homes in Consumers. This photo from the Dorothea Lange collection was taken during March of 1936.
This photo shows the main street of Consumers covered with snow and slush. There is a woman carrying a young boy and holding the hand of a little girl. They are dressed in dresses, no coats, and walking through the slush. This photo from the Dorothea Lange collection was taken during March of 1936.
Blue Blaze Coal Mine load out with a train being loaded with coal.This photo from the Dorothea Lange collection was taken during March of 1936.
Same miner's shack of previous photo at Blue Blaze coal mine in Consumers. Photo includes two children standing on the front porch of the home. This photo from the Dorothea Lange collection was taken during March of 1936.
Miner's shack at Blue Blaze coal mine in Consumers. Photo includes three children sitting on the front porch of the home.This photo from the Dorothea Lange collection was taken during March of 1936.
View of company-owned houses in coal town of Consumers.This photo from the Dorothea Lange collection was taken during March of 1936.
Main street with one individual walking down the middle of the road. This photo from the Dorothea Lange collection was taken during March of 1936.
View of company-owned houses in coal town of Consumers.This photo from the Dorothea Lange collection was taken during March of 1936.
Company houses. Rent was approximately eight dollars monthly. This photo from the Dorothea Lange collection was taken during March of 1936.
View of company-owned houses in coal town of Consumers.This photo from the Dorothea Lange collection was taken during March of 1936.
Coal miner with lunch box standing in front of train car. This photo from the Dorothea Lange collection was taken during March of 1936.
View of company-owned house in coal town. Photo has the same woman, son and daughter that was in a previous photo. This photo from the Dorothea Lange collection was taken during March of 1936.
Company house. This photo from the Dorothea Lange collection was taken during March of 1936.
View of company-owned houses in coal town of Consumers.This photo from the Dorothea Lange collection was taken during March of 1936.
Company houses, Blue Blaze mine and the coal town. This photo from the Dorothea Lange collection was taken during March of 1936.
View of company-owned houses in coal town of Consumers.This photo from the Dorothea Lange collection was taken during March of 1936.
Joshua and Catherine Seaton with son William and daughter Kathryn. Joshua Seaton history here.
Joshua Seaton in 1906 in full Scottish kilt and bagpipes.
Fifth Grade, Gordon Creek School, Utah 1940-1941
Mrs. Alger, teacher (photo inset)
Back row: Mrs. Edith Lambson, teacher, Elaine Tryon, Bonnie Sorensen, Shirley Jensen, Enid (Billie) Seaton, Gunny Lou Poulson
Middle row: Philip Salazar, Frank Salazar, Donna Gentry, Barbara (Bobbie) McGowan, Vera ____, Buddy Jorgensen, Jimmy Williams
Front row: _____, Frank Whipple, Jimmy Alger, Jimmy's dog, Chuck Brinley, _____Tomsic, ____Marvadakis, Teresa Mikolus, Silvia Stavos
2nd grade, Consumers, 1937- the Gordon Creek School was crowded so only this class was sent to Consummers.
Teacher: Miss Hershey (The Candy lady)
Back row: _____, Louise Larati, Marurice Stoddard, Dick Williams, Margie Gentry, _____, Donna Gentry, Bonnie Sorenson, Enid (Billie) Seaton
Middle row: Bonnie Turner, _____, Juanita Wilson, Bryan Olsen, Shirley Jensen, Doris Nolan, _____, Gunny Lou Poulsen, Verna Hall
Front row: Gail Aheard, _____, Theodore Salazar, Phil Marton, Figs Hanna, Albert Pierce, Joe Matasich, Andrew Marvadakis, "Peanuts", Kenneth Day

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.

The town of National covered in snow.
Sweet Mine in 1937 - looking east, down canyon. Photo taken by Clyde Stevenson and in the Dorman Collection.
Sweet Mine in 1937 - looking west up the canyon.
Day shift gets off work at Consumers, Utah in 1936. Visable in the photo is the tipple, amusement hall, bath house and bunk house. D.Lange photo
Looking down main street of Consumers in 1936 following a snow storm.
Looking down main street of Consumers in 1936 following a snow storm.
Consumers in 1936 following a snow storm.
A home in Consumers in 1936 following a snow storm.
The remains of a home in Consumers.
Coal trains loaded with coal on tracks below Consumers.
Consumers coal mine tipple in the wintertime.
Gordon Creek Tipple, looking toward Sweets, 1937
Ruins of the buildings in Consumers in 1980
Ruins of the buildings in Consumers in 1980
Ruins of the buildings in Consumers in 1980
Coal miners at work: on left is Les Florett, on right is Nick Milovich.
Gordon Creek Railroad Trestle, 1937, Dorman collection
Terry McGowan, Superintendent Blue Blaze Coal Co., respected and admired by everyone.

Kathy Hamaker Collection

This photo was taken on the road near the remains of Consumers looking at the Horizon Coal Mine property. The Horizon Coal Mine property is at the same location the Town of National was. Photo was taken Jun 2009.
Looking down the road at the location where the town of Sweets was located. Photo taken Jun 2009.
Looking up the canyon where the town of Sweets was located. Photo taken Jun 2009 in the Kathy Hamaker collection.    
Remains of Consumers - Photo taken Jun 2009.
Remains of Consumers - Photo taken Jun 2009.
Remains of Consumers - Photo taken Jun 2009.
Remains of Consumers - Photo taken Jun 2009.
Remains of Consumers (steps) - Photo taken Jun 2009.
Remains of Consumers (fallen archway) - Photo taken Jun 2009.
Remains of Consumers - Photo taken Jun 2009.
Remains of Consumers - Photo taken Jun 2009.

Mohrland in Emery 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. 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.

Eldon Miller Collection

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School house
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Building or store
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An overview photos of the homes and businesses
town
Amusement Hall and homes

John Taylor

The following collection of photos was donated by John Taylor. John Taylor is an avid postcard collector and has many postcards in his collection from Carbon County. He has scanned and donated photo files of those that are relevent to Carbon County.Thank you, John Taylor, for your donation. If you would like copies of these photos please e-mail Kathy Hamaker. Additional photos from this collection can be found in the Spring Canyon, Castle Gate, Hiawatha, Kenilworth, and Price collections.

John Taylor collection

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A group of five miners standing at the entrance to the Mohrland mine. A sign above their heads reads "no admittance".
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Photo shows the town of Mohrland, homes, the motel and the school.

Dan Wells collection

The following collection of photos was donated by Dan Wells. His father had a photo album showing the houses and comunity during the years of 1925-1932. These 8 x 10 photos was taken by the Vice-president of the mine and show the award winners for best yards, gardens and lawns for each year. Dan Wells donated this collection to the Carbon County UTGenWeb webpage. Thank you so much for your donation. If you would like copies of these photos please e-mail Kathy Hamaker. Additional photos from this collection can be found in the Hiawatha photos and Heiner photos

Sherfick,Mel.jpg
Mel Sherfick
second prize - flower garden
Sept. 1925
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Wm. Hansen (or Hanson) - Hotel at Mohrland
First Prize - lawns
1928
Mirante,Joe.jpg
Joe Mirante
Third prize - gardens
1928
Hanson,WC.jpg
W. C. Hanson (or Hansen)
First Prize - lawns
1929
Hansen,WC.jpg
W. C. Hansen (or Hanson)
First Prize - lawns
1929
MillerVern.jpg
Vern Miller
Sweepstakes Prize
1929
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Vern Miller
Sweepstakes Prize
1929
HansenWC1930-1.jpg
Mrs. W. C. Hansen
second prize - lawns
6th annual contest 1930
KellyRM1930.jpg
R. M. Kelly
First Prize - flowers
1930, 6th annual contest
MillerVern1930.jpg
Vern Miller
4th prize - flowers
1930, 6th annual contest
MillerVern1930-2.jpg
Vern Miller
Fourth Prize - flowers
1930, 6th annual contest


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Garden along Cedar Creek
1930 - 6th annual contest
KellyRM1930-2.jpg
R. M. Kelly
First Prize Flowers
1930, 6th annual contest
johnstones,James.jpg
James Johnstone's Residence
1930
Johnstones,James2.jpg
James Johnstone's Residence
1930
house.jpg
Residence at Mohrland
settlingbasin1.jpg
Settling basin
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Settling Basin
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Settling Basin
settlingbasin.jpg
Settling Basin
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G. F. Hall
Second Prize - lawns
1931
BarneyW1931.jpg
W. Barney
Second prize - gardens
1931
MillerVern1931-1.jpg
Vern Miller
First Prize - flowers
1931
WestzelWN-1932-1.jpg
Residence of Supt. W. N. Wetzel
King Mine No. 2
1932
WetzelWN-1932-2.jpg
Residence of Supt. W. N. Wetzel
King Mine No. 2
1932
WetzelWN-1932-3.jpg
Residence of Supt. W. N. Wetzel
King Mine No. 2
1932
WetzelWN-1932-4.jpg
Residence of Supt. W. N. Wetzel
King Mine No. 2
1932
HallGF1932-1.jpg
G. F. Hall
First Prize - lawns
1932
HallGF1932-2.jpg
G. F. Hall
First Prize - lawns
1932

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