Eastern Mojave Vegetation UT Highway 96  

Tom Schweich  

Home Page  From US Highway 6, past Scofield Reservoir, to Clear Creek, Utah

Other articles:
• U. S. Highway 6:   at UT Hwy 96;  

Junction: US Highway 6

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   5-Jun-08 near Helper;   5-Jun-08 near Scofield Reservoir;
Full Size ImageNorth end of Scofield Reservoir.  



Scofield State Park

  Uintah County above…
Carbon County below …

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  24 Sep 2022;  

Scofield State Park, Mountain View Campground


Locations: Scofield Reservoir.  

Dam of Scofield Reservoir.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   5-Jun-08 at Miller Canyon;
• Frasera albomarginata:   near Scofield Res.;
• Long Canyon Road:   at UT Hwy 96;

Locations: Miller Canyon.
Full Size ImageEntrance to Miller Canyon.  

Junction: Miller Canyon Road or Long Canyon Road, depending upon which map you believe.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  5-Jun-08 in Scofield;
Full Size ImageScofield Cemetary  

Scofield Cemetary across town.



Other articles:
• Field Notes:   5-Jun-08 in Scofield, UT;   Scofield, 24 Sep 2022;

Locations: Scofield.
Full Size ImageInterpretive site in Scofield, Utah.  


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Interpretive Display in Scofield
Scofield: One of Utah's First Coal Towns
Founded in 1879 -- a few years after coal was discovered in Pleasant Valley, Scofield was one of the earliest coal mining towns in Utah. With a number of mines in the vicinity providing employment, Scofield boasted nearly 2,000 citizens in its heydey. Miners and their families also lived in surrounding communities.
Scofield was the center of mining activity in Pleasant Valley from 1879 until the 1920s. After that, mining activity dwindled, and the town's population declined to only a few hundred. Mining in the area has made a comeback, possible leading to a re-birth of this picturesque high-county community.

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   5-Jun-08 in Scofield, UT;
Full Size ImageInterpretive Display about the Winter Quarters Mine Disaster  

Winter Quarters: Portrait of a Disaster
Located up a canyon west of here, Winter Quarters was a small mining community founded about the same time as Scofield. At 10:25 a. m. on May 1, 1900, miners outside shaft No. 4 of the Winter Quarters Mine heard a dull thud. Experienced miners knew there had been an explosion. Working in coal dust sometimes ankle-deep, 199 of the 312 men inside the mine were quickly overcome by lethal gas produced when the dust was ignited by the explosion.
The Winter Quarters tradegy was the deadliest coal mine accident in U. S. history to that time. It left 107 widows, and 268 children fatherless, affecting virtually every family in Winter Quarters and Scofield. In spite of the disaster, the burning portion of the mine was sealed off and, after appropriate condolences to the families, surviving miners went back to work. The mines produced for another thirty years.
  Junction: Utah Highway 264



Clear Creek

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Date and time this article was prepared: 7/13/2024 8:14:50 AM