HELPER & PRICE REGION OF UTAH
Helper and Price Utah were the primary sources of Coal until Natural Gas became the energy source of choice. Helper derived its name because a "helper" locomotive engine was added to help push the heavy loads of coal over Soldier Summit which has a peak elevation over 7,000 feet. Presently, Helper is beginning to become an artist community and my hopes are that it succeeds. Helper has so much going on: Some historic and cool, some revived, and some new.
STAY TUNED. MORE TO COME.........
Price, Utah was home to the Nation's first J.C. Penney Co. store. A direct competitor to Sears & Roebuck stores. At one point, Price was the Western State's Coal Mining capital. Today it is slowly fading away with time as the coal industry is disappearing. It's a pleasant little town that still services exceptionally good coffee.