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Founded by Mormons and settled by immigrants, Price, Utah, is a city of contradictions. Settled in the late 1870s, it was not until the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad discovered coal in the surrounding mountains that the town bloomed. Nearly overnight, trainloads of coal and other merchandise made Price into the commercial center of eastern Utah. As one of the safe havens for Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch, it was their outlaw gold that funded the city’s continued growth. With one of the most outspoken mayors the city ever had, Price fought the State of Utah for the right to maintain its saloons, gambling halls, and bawdy houses.
ISBN: 9781467105064
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Utah
Series: Images of America
Images: 221
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Authors SueAnn Martell and Darrin Teply are a husband-and-wife team, as well as the codirectors of the Eastern Utah Tourism & History Association in Price, Utah. SueAnn is a lifelong resident of the area. She has worked to preserve and accurately tell its unique history. Darrin’s background in journalism adds elements of detailed investigation and photograph restoration to the preservation of history. These photographs come from the vast archives of the Eastern Utah Tourism & History Association, and some have never been published before. This outstanding collection showcases the history and the people who made Price what it is today.
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