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Settlement of East Carbon

Early settlers in Whitmore
Canyon, later called
Sunnyside, were
Jefferson Tidwell, his
family and a brother John, who grazed
called in the area prior to building their
home in 1897. They located a vein of
coal, sold it to the Utah Fuel Company for
two hundred fifty dollars which
was paid in ten and twenty
dollar gold pieces. The first
shipment of coke was in 1899. The
Whitmore ranch area is now called
Dragerton, thus making East Carbon the
home of the largest coking coal deposits in
the west.

1962 No. 272 Carbon County Geneva Camp

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