Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch

“All Were Rattled”: Butch Cassidy, The Castle Gate Robbery, and the Wild West

Lauren Katz Digital Archives, Research

This blog post was written by Emily Stoll, a summer 2021 Intern at the Utah State Archives and Records Service. She is a senior at Weber State University and working on her public history degree. On April 21st, 1897, the Pleasant Valley Coal Company located in Castle Gate, Utah, was robbed in broad daylight. Considered to be one of the …

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 …