The right-most building is still B. Flaim
The '28-'29 model A gives a clue to the age of the older cars in the photo. It's nice to see that Helper has retained some of it's dignity.
That's sure a lot different than it is around here! I can hardly recognize our towns which have changed since I was a boy. That town looks the same except for the cars. What town it it?
Helper is still a scheduled Amtrak stop for the Zephyr San Francisco to Chicago.
Helper, is located in east/central Utah. It is a real railroad town, built right along the tracks which are located just to the left behind the homes.
It got it's name as the location where coal trains picked up a "helper" engine to get them up over the mountain pass.
In an effort to keep this really T related, Helper is located southwest of the infamous Utah gilsonite mines!!!!! Anyone remember those discussions???
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If I remember correctly. Ried Welch did a lot of experimenting with it in the late 1990's
Thank you John and Kevin. I now understand the title. You see here in San Diego we have a Utah Street. So I didn't connect the name of the state in the title the way it was written. I have been in Utah quite a few times and realize that some of the country towns haven't changed as much as larger cities.
My mother was born in Bingham Canyon, a mining town about 25 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. Her father, who was my grandfather was one of the early prospectors who filed a claim. That whole town was swallowed up by a huge open pit mine, which is one of the largest open mines in the world. Unfortunately, my grandfather died at age 46 from lung disease caused by breathing the dust of the mine. So our family didn't inherit the great wealth which he expected.
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