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Eureka, Juab Co, UT

Eureka, Juab Co, UT

Lori Campbell (View posts)
Posted: 12 Jun 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Jenkin
Would like to talk to anyone with JENKIN connections to Juab Co. Thanks.

Eureka mining

Lori Campbell (View posts)
Posted: 21 Jun 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Jenkin
Diane -- glad I could help. "Silver & gold..."

Eureka mining

Diane Clements (View posts)
Posted: 21 Jun 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Battocletti
Lori,
Thanks for your prompt response to my query. You have confirmed my suspecion that this was not a coal mine. My grandfather continues to surprise me. So very little is known about him that every new morsel of info is a revelation. Thanks again.
Diane

Eureka mining

Lori Campbell (View posts)
Posted: 21 Jun 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Jenkin
Diane, my JENKIN family lived in Eureka from 1888-1900. Here's what I found in the online Utah encyclopedia:

Eureka is located approximately seventy miles southwest of Salt Lake City in Juab County. Incorporated as a city in 1892, Eureka became the financial center for the Tintic Mining District, a wealthy gold and silver mining area in Utah and Juab counties. The district was organized in 1869 and by 1899 became one of the top mineral producing areas in Utah. Eureka housed the "Big Four" mines -- Bullion Beck and Champion, Centennial Eureka, Eureka Hill, and Gemini-and later the Chief Consolidated Mining Company.

As with other mining towns, Eureka developed from a camp to a settlement then town. It benefited from competing transportation services of the Union Pacific (1889) and the Denver and Rio Grande Western (1891) railroads. Census statistics indicate the following population figures through 1930, when the impact of the Depression changed its fortunes: 1880 - 122; 1890 - 1,733; 1900 - 3,325; 1910 - 3,829; 1920 - 3,908; 1930 - 3,216. That Eureka's population exhibited ebbs and flows between census years was attributed to the transitory character of a mining town. By the 1980s the population fell below 700.

Eureka mining

Diane Clements (View posts)
Posted: 21 Jun 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Battocletti
Recently I found out that my grandfather Joseph Battocletti spent some time mining in Eureka, Juab Co. Would you know what kind of mining was going on in Eureka at the turn of the century. He was employed as a coal miner in Wyoming for many years, but I don't believe that Eureka was a coal mining area. Thanks for any help.

Mines in Eureka

Kathy Johnson (View posts)
Posted: 23 Sep 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Tomlinson
Hi,
I am wondering how to go about finding the old employee records for the mines that were running in Eureka, Juab County about 1926. My Grandfather worked in one of them and I think was killed in a mining accident on or around 30 March,1927. Any help would be appreciated, I have hit a brick wall on him.
Thanks,
Kathy

Re: Eureka mining

Posted: 17 Jun 2013 7:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
I love Eureka.
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