Golden, Box Elder County, Utah Genealogy

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Golden is an old mining ghost town, in the Park Valley area of Box Elder County.[1] A couple of silver and ore with gold strikes gave the area the name of Golden. [2] The mines were the Century Mine and the Vipont Mine. The mines closed in the 1907 time period only to have Vipont reopen in 1920. By the 1940's the ore ran dry and the town closed down.[3]

Location[edit | edit source]

Six miles west of Park Valley.

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Time Line[edit | edit source]

  • 1899-1900 Golden was established as the central town for a few mines.
  • 1907 The slowing economy caused the closer of several mines. The miners left.
  • 1910 A slight resurgence when a few mines were reopened.
  • 1920 The Vipont mine has a new vain of silver and a slight boom happens.
  • 1930 Mined steadily until the Great Depression.
  • 1940's Mining slows until it gradually stops.[4]

Neighboring Communities[edit | edit source]

Snowville | Rosette | Park Valley

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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Death[edit | edit source]

  • Utah Department of Archives 1903 to 50 years ago
    Choices of search types - name, date of death (year, month, day, or any combination) and county.
    Images of actual death certificates.
  • Utah Death Certificates 1904 - 1956 -A free internet access to the 1904-1956 death certificates can be viewed on the Family Search Historical Records.  Utah requires a death certificate before a burial is completed.  A death certificate may contain information as to the name of the deceased, date of death, and place of death, as well as the age, birthdate, parents, gender, marital status, spouse and place of residence.  For information on death prior to 1904 you can search the Utah State Burial Index.
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Suggested Reading[edit | edit source]

  • The Historical Guide to Utah Ghost Towns.[5]
  • Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures [6]
  • Connecting the West : historic railroad stops and stage stations of Elko County, Nevada [7]

Websites[edit | edit source]

Sources and Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. Carr, Stephen L. The Historical Guide to Utah Ghost Towns. Salt Lake City, Utah: Western Epics, 1972. Film: FHL 78162 Book: FHL 979.2 H2cr WorldCat 595478.
  2. Thompson, George A; Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures WorldCat 9202286 FHL 979.2 H2tg
  3. Thompson, George A; Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures WorldCat 9202286 FHL 979.2 H2tg
  4. Thompson, George A; Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures WorldCat 9202286 FHL 979.2 H2tg
  5. Carr, Stephen L. The Historical Guide to Utah Ghost Towns. Salt Lake City, Utah: Western Epics, 1972. Film: FHL 78162 Book: FHL 979.2 H2cr WorldCat 595478.
  6. Thompson, George A; Some Dreams Die: Utah's Ghost Towns and Lost Treasures WorldCat 9202286 FHL 979.2 H2tg
  7. Hall, Shawn; Connecting the West : historic railroad stops and stage stations of Elko County, Nevada WorldCat 50926294