Where Do I Catch the Train to Las Vegas?

Guest Author Digital Archives, News and Events, Research

Written by Tony Castro, Reference Archivist at the Utah State Archives and Records Service Research Center. These days, historic railroad stations across the country seem to be for everything except purchasing tickets and boarding trains. What’s more popular these days are a variety of services such as chambers of commerce, history museums, and antique shops. In some cases, the stations …

Remembering the Castle Gate Mining Disaster

Guest Author History, Research, Uncategorized

On March 8, 1924, explosions within a Castle Gate coal mine changed the lives of over one hundred families in Carbon County, UT. A headlamp ignited methane gas, which in turn incinerated airborne coal dust and caused an explosive chain reaction killing 172 men. There were no survivors. The disaster left 110 widows with 264 dependent children. The Red Cross …

State of the State Archives – 2019

Guest Author News and Events

Guest Post by Ken Williams, State Archivist and Director of the State Archives. A new year has arrived at the Utah State Archives and Records Service with several exciting accomplishments behind us, initiatives on the horizon, and the kick-off of another legislative session. Here are just a few things that we have been doing. Last year, our Open Government team …