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Silver Mines



Park City is located 30.91 miles, southeast of Salt Lake City in the Wasatch Mountains. The city known as Parley's Park was put on the map with the discovery of silver in 1868, by U.S. soldiers stationed in the area to guard the mail routes. By 1870, Parley's Park had grown with a population of 164. In 1872, Parley's Park became Park City, and growth was rapid when a huge, rich silver mine called the Ontario Mine is opened for business. George Hearst and his assoc. bought this mine for $27,000 dollars. The Ontario Mine produced over $50 million during its long years of operation.

In 1882, other successful silver and lead mines are started, including the Crescent, the Anchor and the Mayflower. The Silver King Mine became incorporated in 1892, becoming the largest producer of silver in Park City.

In 1884 Park City is incorporated, and the population grew to over 5,000 people in 1889, and to over 7,000 people when Utah became a state in 1896.

Adversity visited Park City in the forms of fires and mining accidents, along with the usual troubles of periodic outbreaks of disease and fluctuating silver prices. The fires of 1882 and 1898 taught the city residents to build with stone and brick, cutting down the risk of destruction. The 1898 fire was the mother of all Utah fires and destroyed 3/4 of the town. The people were a sturdy, tenacious lot and rebuilt their town. By 1920, the town was completely rebuilt, a new and improved town.

Most of the mines closed in 1949, but some briefly opened for a bit in 1952. Though the mines opened again for a bit in the 1980s, the writing was on the wall, that mining as the main stay of the town's economy was ending. The population had dwindled to less than 1500 people. Was Park City destined to be a ghost town?

The ingenuity of the people there went to work, and the idea of having a ski resort was born in 1963. Treasure Mountain Ski Resort gained some popularity in 1966 when Sports Illustrated gave it high marks in the quality of its runs. Soon, other ski resort outfits established themselves here, and the town of Park City was reborn economically.

Though the mines closed in 1982, the ski industry has boomed. The 1995 Winter Olympics encouraged new hotels and businesses to spring up, bringing in new monies and a booming tourist economy based on the skiing resorts, and all the recreational activities the area offers throughout the seasons of the year.

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HAUNTED PLACE: The Silver Mines


The silver mines are located in the The Park City Mining District, "which comprises a tract that lies between the steep wall and ledges that mark the crest of the mountain range on the west and the mountain meadows of Heber, Kamas, and Parleys Canyon along the eastern foothills."


The mines go down hundreds of feet, and are a labyrinth of tunnels. Tours can be taken of some of the mines. On these tours, one sees some of the old equipment, and techniques used in the mining industry. The Ontario Silver Mine has a tour for the public.

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The mines in the Park City area made millions of dollars, bringing not only silver, but lead, copper, zinc and gold to the mineral market. The down side to mining has always been that there is /was an element of danger involved. Mining accidents throughout the years have claimed many lives. In the early years, they were frequent. The most deadly of these mining accidents in Utah happened in 1902, when dynamite stored underground exploded, blowing many miners apart, and killing many others by poisonous gas created by the explosion. After this disaster, new legislation was passed which forbade the storing of dynamite underground.

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* Ghosts of miners has been seen by the living haunting the scene of their death. Some are looking for missing body parts.

* Before someone would die in the mines because of an accident, a male apparition in a yellow slicker would appear to the living as a bad omen.

* A lovely entity of a woman with long blonde hair riding a horse had long been seen haunting a mine shaft on the 200 foot level.

* Evil presences were blamed for knocking out the lower rungs of ladders so miners couldn't escape in an emergency.

Still Haunted?


Apparitions are still seen wandering the mine tunnels.