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Utah Fuels the West

Utah's coal industry and the railroads that served it

By Don Strack

This page was last updated on July 18, 2002

(This is a work in progress; research continues.)

Utah Coal Companies And Coal Mining Companies

COAL COMPANY COAL MINE MINE LOCATION YEARS OF OPERATION HISTORY AND CORPORATE INFORMATION
Aberdeen Coal Co. Aberdeen Kenilworth (?) (1917?-1919?) Incorporated September 27, 1917, revoked in 1919 (Utah #12935)
American Fuel Co. Ballard Book Cliffs
(Ballard, Neslen, Sego)
1912-1922 Utah index #1939
American Steel & Fuel Co.   Miller Creek circa 1913  
Anderson Coal Co.     circa 1914 Utah #10613, incorporated April 16, 1914, dissolved involuntarily on November 9, 1974
Ashley Coal Co.     circa 1909 Utah #7473, incorporated March 4, 1909, dissolved involuntarily on November 9, 1974
Ashley Valley Coal Co.     circa 1920 Utah #14523, incorporated September 6, 1920, dissolved involuntarily on November 9, 1974
Bald Knoll Coal Co.     circa 1915 Utah #10141, incorporated May 12, 1915, dissolved involuntarily on November 9, 1974
Ballard Coal Co. Ballard Book Cliffs
(Ballard, Neslen, Sego)
(Sections 27,28, T20S, R20E)
1911-(?) Organized and incorporated January 3, 1911, dissolved involuntarily on November 9, 1974 (Utah #8751)
Bamberger Coal Co. (wholesale and retail sales) (non-mining company) Salt Lake City 1898-1950 Organized on May 16, 1898 to purchase assets and business of Halm-Bamberger Coal Co., incorporated May 21, 1898, name changed to Bamberger Coal & Grain Co. on August 5, 1903, name changed back to Bamberger Coal Co. on June 30, 1939, name changed to Castle Gate Coal Co. on January 14, 1949, voluntarily dissolved on August 10, 1950 with Utah Fuel owning all 7,500 shares of stock (Utah #2233)
Beehive Coal Co.     circa 1908 Utah #7233, incorporated October 31, 1908, dissolved involuntarily on November 9, 1974
Beehive Coal Corporation     circa 1921 Utah #14843, incorporated March 14, 1921, dissolved involuntarily on November 9, 1974
Black Giant Coal Co.       Utah #7379, dissolved involuntarily on November 9, 1974
Black Hawk Coal Co. Black Hawk Miller Creek
(Black Hawk, Hiawatha)
1910-1912 Utah #9026, organized on February 13, 1911, incorporated on March 14, 1911, sold to United States Smelting, Refining & Mining Co. in 1912, dissolved involuntarily on November 9, 1974
Blazon Coal Co.       Utah #12922, dissolved involuntarily on November 9, 1974
Blue Blaze Coal Co. Consumers Gordon Creek
(Consumers)
1927-1939? from Consumers Mutual Coal Co. (Utah #16190) on September 21, 1927
Book Cliffs Coal Corporation Sunnyside
Castle Gate
Clear Creek
Sunnyside
Castle Gate
Clear Creek
1950-(?) Incorporated in Nevada on April 7, 1950. Merged with Utah Fuel Co. and Kaiser Steel Corporation on February 24, 1951, name remained as Kaiser Steel Corporation. Kaiser's coal interests later became Kaiser Coal Corporation. (Kaiser Steel Corporation was organized as the California Kaiser Co. in Nevada on November 20, 1941, incorporated in Nevada on December 1, 1941, name changed to Kaiser Co. on January 20, 1942, filed in Utah on May 1, 1942, name changed to Kaiser Steel Corporation on June 17, 1949)
Cameron Coal Co. Castle Gate Cameron
(Rolapp, Royal)
(Section 35, T12S, R9E)
1913-(1919) Organized on September 25, 1913 by Frank N. Cameron and J. R. Carpenter, incorporated September 26, 1913, dissolved voluntarily on October 30, 1964, with Royal Coal Co. as sole shareholder, dissolved involuntarily on April 29, 1965 (Utah #10303)
Capital Fuel Co.       from Fischer-Kittle Coal Co. (Utah #9670) on September 22, 1920.
Carbon Fuel Co. Carbon Fuel Spring Canyon
(Rains)
1913-1938 Sold its trackage to D&RGW
Castle Gate Coal & Coke Co. (1912) Castle Gate Castle Gate
(Panther, Heiner)
1912 dissolved circa July 1912, having sold all assets to "the Sharp interests".
Castle Gate Coal, Coke & Fuel Co. (1913)     circa 1913-1948 Organized on September 6, 1913, incorporated September 8, 1913, name changed to Castle Gate Coal Co. on July 29, 1948, name changed to Bamberger Coal Co. on January 14, 1949, name changed back to Castle Gate Coal Co. on May 16, 1951. By 1961 the company was controlled by Independent Coal & Coke Co., dissolved on December 24, 1968, having been inactive for "several years". (Utah #10281)
Castle Gate Coal Co. (1912) Panther Castle Gate 1912-1913 Organized in Nevada on July 27, 1912 by officers of United States Smelting, Refining & Mining Co., incorporated in Nevada on July 31, 1912, incorporated in Utah on August 5, 1912, name changed to Panther Coal Co. on August 26, 1913, with USSR&M holding all shares (Utah #9704)
Castle Gate Coal Co. (1948)       (see Castle Gate Coal, Coke & Fuel Co. [1913])
Castle Gate Coal Co. (1949)       (see Bamberger Coal Co.)
Castle Valley Coal Co. Mohrland
(later King Mine No. 2)
Cedar Creek
(Mohrland)
1908 to 1912 Utah #7854, organized on July 12, 1909, incorporated on July 19, 1909 in Wyoming, filed in Utah on August 9, 1909, sold to United States Smelting, Refining & Mining Co. in 1912. Dissolved on October 1, 1920.
Central Coal & Coke Co.     circa 1908 Utah #7056, incorporated July 23, 1908
Central Coal & Coke Co. of Wyoming     circa 1912-1916 Utah #9476, incorporated March 18, 1912, withdrawn on October 5, 1916
Chesterfield Coal Co. Ballard Book Cliffs
(Ballard, Neslen, Sego)
1922-1950 Utah #16978, incorporated June 1, 1925, dissolved in December 1947
Citizens Coal Co. (wholesale and retail sales) (non-mining company) Salt Lake City circa 1898-(?) Organized on January 27, 1898, incorporated January 28, 1898, expired on January 28, 1948, amended in 1907 and again in 1911 to increase amount of stock shares (Utah #2166) Purchased in (?) by Independent Coal & Coke Co. to serve as a retail outlet.
Consolidated Fuel Co. Hiawatha Miller Creek
(Hiawatha)
1907-1912 Utah #6618, incorporated October 17, 1907, voluntarily dissolved on May 9, 1925 (USSR&M sole stockholder), involuntarily dissolved on October 5, 1927
Consumers Mutual Coal Co. Consumers Gordon Creek
(Consumers)
1924-1927 Utah #16190, incorporated February 16, 1924; to Blue Blaze Coal Co. on September 21, 1927
Consumers Coal Co. (wholesale and retail sales) (non-mining company) Ogden 1909-(?) Incorporated on February 15, 1909 (Utah #7434)
Consumers Coal Co. (wholesale and retail sales) (non-mining company) Tooele 1934-1946 Incorporated July 16, 1934, involuntarily dissolved on May 2, 1946 (Utah #21077)
Consumers Fuel Co. (wholesale and retail sales) (non-mining company) Salt Lake City 1911-(?) Organized and incorporated on May 5, 1911 as the Wilkes Coal Co., name changed to Consumers Fuel Co. on December 27, 1911 (Utah #8991)
Consumers National Coal Co.     1953-(?) Incorporated on March 6, 1953 (Utah #28511A)
Diamond Coal & Coke Co.     circa 1894-(?) Utah #1433, incorporated April 18, 1894, involuntarily dissolved on October 22, 1943
Diamond Coal Co.     circa 1924-1928 Utah #16548, incorporated September 16, 1924, suspended in 1928, involuntarily dissolved on November 9, 1974
Dundee Coal Co.   Spring Canyon
(Rains)
(Section 12, T13S, R8E, section 7, T13S, R9E)
1924-1935 Organized on March 24, 1924 by William MacLean (different individual than W. D. MacLean of MacLean Coal Co.) and subject to leases held by MacLean Coal Co., incorporated March 24, 1924, voluntarily dissolved on December 21, 1935 (Utah #16253)
Dunyon Coal Co.     circa 1924-1927 Utah #16644, incorporated September 27, 1924, voluntarily dissolved in 1927
Fisk Creek Coal & Coke Co.   (Scofield?) circa 1909 Organized on January 7, 1909 in Utah by Gomer Thomas, S. J. Fell, and A. E. Annis. (Utah #7348) Thomas and Fell were residents of Scofield, Annis was a resident of Salt Lake City.
Fischer-Kittle Coal Co.     circa 1912-1920 Utah #9670, incorporated July 19, 1912, to Capital Coal Co. on September 22, 1920
Gordon Creek Coal Co. (1920) Sweet Mine Gordon Creek
(Sweets)
(Section 18, T13S, R8E)
circa 1920-1925 Organized on July 10, 1920 by Norman W. Lacey of Los Angeles and F. A. Hutchens of Salt Lake City to operate coal mine on property deeded to corporation by Norman W. Lacey, incorporated July 12, 1920, name changed to Sweet Coal Co. on March 11, 1925, with C. N. Sweet as president. C. N. Sweet still president in 1931, dissolved involuntarily on November 9, 1974 (Utah #14529)
Gordon Creek Coal Co. (1925)   Gordon Creek
(National)
(Sections 24,25, T13S, R7E, Sections 17,19,20,30, T13S, R8E)
1925-(1932) Organized on October 21, 1925 to operate coal leases between I. A. Smoot and Union Coal Co. signed on October 17, 1925, incorporated October 24, 1925, revoked on April 4, 1932 (Utah #17158)
Gordon Creek Coal Co. (1934)     circa 1934-1941 Utah #20917, incorporated January 23, 1934, revoked on May 6, 1941
Great Western Coal Co.   Gordon Creek (Coal City) (1925 to 1926?)  
Great Western Coal Mines Co.     circa 1921-1936 Utah #15138, incorporated October 21, 1921, revoked on April 20, 1936
Great Western Mines, Incorporated     circa 1925 Utah #17184, incorporated November 10, 1925
Holladay Coal Co. Holladay-Tidwell Sunnyside (Sections 5,6,7,8, T15S, R14E) 1897-(?) Organized on January 23, 1897 by Holladay and Tidwell families, incorporated March 30, 1897, revoked on April 4, 1932 (Utah #2515) (Original claims at Sunnyside, later owned by Utah Fuel Co.)
Huntington Coal Co.     circa 1912-(?) Utah #9714, incorporated August 10, 1912, involuntarily dissolved on November 9, 1974
Ideal Coal Co.     circa 1927-1932 Utah #17945, incorporated April 8, 1927, revoked on April 4, 1932
Independent Coal & Coke Co. Kenilworth Aberdeen Kenilworth 1906-1968 Utah #6054, organized on October 13, 1906, incorporated on October 22, 1906 in Wyoming, filed in Utah on December 22, 1906, voluntarily withdrawn on March 8, 1968
Inter-Mountain Coal Co.     circa 1909-1935 Utah #7678, incorporated May 18, 1909, revoked on May 7, 1935
Kaiser Coal Corporation Sunnyside Sunnyside   (see Book Cliffs Coal Corporation)
Knight Coal Co.     circa 1917-(?) Utah #12686, incorporated May 14, 1917, involuntarily dissolved on December 24, 1945
Liberty Fuel Co.   Spring Canyon (Latuda) 1914 to 1966  
Lion Coal Co.   Wattis 1919 to 1964 Utah #9782, organized on September 18, 1912, incorporated in Weber County, Utah on September 19, 1912, filed in Utah on October 7, 1912, consolidated with Wattis Coal Co. (Utah #12741) on May 29, 1919, revoked on September 29, 1934
Logan Coal Co.     circa 1913-1942? Utah #10231, incorporated July 23, 1913, revoked on April 14, 1942
MacLean Coal Co. MacLean Mine Spring Canyon (Rains) (Section 7, T13S, R9E) 1923-(1943) Organized on January 26, 1923 by W. D. MacLean and G. S. Payne, to operate mine known as the "MacLean Mine" on 20-acre property leased from Standard Coal Co. on May 6, 1921, incorporated January 27, 1923, still active in 1938, revoked on June 2, 1943 (Utah #15649)
Maple Creek Coal Co.     circa 1926-1955? Utah #17501, incorporated June 10, 1926, suspended on March 13, 1955
Martin Coal Co.       from C. S. Martin Coal & Fuel Co. (Utah #4930) on May 3, 1919, expired on October 19, 1954
McGowan Coal Co.   Gordon Creek (Consumers) 1945?  
Mutual Coal Co.   Spring Canyon (Mutual) 1921-1945  
National Fuel Co. National Gordon Creek Canyon (National) 1912-1920  
National Coal Co. National Gordon Creek Canyon (National) 1920 to 1940? Utah #14229, organized on January 2, 1920, incorporated on January 12, 1920, involuntarily dissolved on November 9, 1974. Purpose of corporation was to purchase the coal lands of the National Fuel Co.
Panther Coal Co.   Castle Gate (Panther, Heiner) 1912-(?) (see Castle Gate Coal Co.) (Utah #9704, or Utah #10280)
Peerless Coal Co. Peerless New Peerless Spring Canyon (Peerless) Castle Gate circa 1917-1936  
Pleasant Valley Coal Co.   Pleasant Valley and Castle Gate 1876-1899? Owned by D&RGW
Price River Coal Co.     1917-(?) Organized on December 14, 1917 by W. D. MacLean and T. G. Mays, incorporated on December 18, 1917 (Utah #13111)
Royal Coal Co. Rolapp Castle Gate (Rolapp, Royal) 1919  
Sanpete Valley Coal Co. Larsen Coal Mine (Section 2, T15S, R6E) Huntington Canyon 1906-1953 Organized on April 3, 1906, incorporated on May 4, 1906, voluntarily dissolved on November 11, 1952, having transferred all assets to United States Smelting, Refining & Mining Co. (Utah #5684)
San Pete Coal & Coke Co. Wales   c. 1874 San Pete Valley Ry.
Spring Canyon Coal Co.   Spring Canyon (Storrs) 1912-1969 Sold its trackage to D&RGW
Standard Coal Co.   Spring Canyon (Standardville) 1913 to 1950  
Sterling Coal & Coke Co.     c. 1894 San Pete Valley Ry., southeast of Manti
Sweet Coal Co.   Gordon Creek (Sweets) 1925-1941? (see Gordon Creek Coal Co. [1920])
Union Coal Co.   Gordon Creek (Union) or Spring Canyon 1912-1930?  
Union Fuel Co. Grass Creek Grass Creek c. 1907 Utah #6701, incorporated December 4, 1907
Union Pacific Coal Co.     circa 1891-1944 Utah #1011, organized at Cheyenne, Wyoming on September 17, 1890 with same officers as Union Pacific Railroad, incorporated in Wyoming on September 25, 1890, incorporated in Utah on November 23, 1891, withdrew from doing business in Utah on May 4, 1944, having no assets or interests in Utah
United States Smelting, Refining & Mining Co. (1) Hiawatha Black Hawk Panther Mohrland Miller Creek Cedar Creek Castle Gate 1912-1916 Organized and incorporated in Maine on January 9, 1906, filed as a corporation in Utah on January 22, 1918 (Utah #13150). Merged with Mueller Brass Corporation (Utah #43943) on October 17, 1965. Mueller Brass name changed to USSR&M on October 17, 1965. Mines owned by an earlier corporation, through a subsidiary called The Utah Co. Name changed to UV Industries on June 9, 1972, still active as of 1977.
United States Fuel Co. Hiawatha Black Hawk Panther Mohrland Miller Creek Cedar Creek Castle Gate 1916-present Organized and incorporated in Nevada on March 30, 1915 (Utah #11540)
Utah Coal Co.   Gordon Creek 1942-(?) Organized on May 1, 1942, subject to agreements between Gordon Creek Coal Co. and National Coal Railway, Union Coal Co. and Sweet Coal Co., and Union Coal Co. and National Coal Co. Re-instated on June 10, 1948. (Utah #23517)
Utah Coal & Coke Co. (1900)       (see Utah Fuel Company)
Utah Coal & Coke Co. (1912)     1912-(?) Organized on January 27, 1912 by J. R. Sharp, incorporated on February 9, 1912, dissolved involuntarily on November 9, 1974 (Utah #9410)
Utah Coal & Coke Co. (1918) Columbia Columbia (Sections 15,20,21,22,26,27,28,29, T15S, R14E) 1918-(?) Organized in Nevada on November 13, 1918 by A. C. Ellis, Jr., Duncan MacVichie, E. J. Raddatz, and C. H. Gibbs, incorporated in Nevada on September 11, 1919, filed in Utah on September 18, 1919. Took over claims of Marana Land & Development Co. (3,120 acres) and J. R. Evera (680 acres).
Utah Fuel Co. Sunnyside Castle Gate Clear Creek Winter Quarters Pleasant Valley (Winter Quarters, Clear Creek) Castle Gate Sunnyside 1899-1950? Organized as Utah Coal & Coke Co. in New Jersey on October 19, 1900. Name changed to Utah Fuel Co. on October 31, 1900. Filed in Utah on April 17, 1901 (Utah #3111). Sold to Book Cliffs Coal Corporation on March 5, 1951.
Utah Grand Coal Co. Ballard Ballard c. 1947 Utah #25575
Wattis Coal Co. Wattis Wattis 1917-1919 Utah #12741, organized on May 31, 1917, incorporated on June 6, 1917, consolidated with Lion Coal Co. (Utah #9782) on May 29, 1919. (Lion Coal Co. was organized on September 18, 1912, also by the same Wattis/Eccles interests, to operate their coal interests in Sweetwater County, Wyoming.)
Weber Coal Co.   Summit County circa 1896-1946 Utah #1961, organized and incorporated November 13, 1896 with same officers as Ontario Mining Co., expired on November 13, 1946

UTAH COAL MINES

Railroad Mines

COAL MINE MINE OPERATOR MINE LOCATION YEARS OF OPERATION
Castle Gate Pleasant Valley Coal Co. Castle Gate 1896
Cullen Grass Creek Coal Co. Summit County 1887-1896
Edmunds Edmunds Brothers Sanpete 1896
Holladay-Tidwell Holladay Coal Co. Sunnyside 1897
Hopkins Hopkins Coal Co. Coalville 1896
Pleasant Valley Union Pacific Coal Co. Pleasant Valley circa 1882-1896
Sunnyside Holladay Coal Co.
Utah Fuel Co.
Kaiser Coal Corporation
Sunnyside  
Wasatch Weber Coal Co. Coalville 1881-1896
Wilson Brothers Wilson Brothers Coalville 1896

Winter Quarters No.1 (1878-1928)
Winter Quarters No.2 (1882- )
Winter Quarters No.3

Pleasant Valley Coal Co. Winter Quarters 1878-1928

Wagon and/or Truck Mines

COAL MINE MINE OPERATOR MINE LOCATION YEARS OF OPERATION
Allen Hollow Chalk Creek Coal Co. Coalville 1892-1896
Aberdeen Cove Canyon Coal & Coke Co. Kenilworth 1896
Bear Canyon Don C. Robbins Huntington Canyon 1896
Church Grass Creek Coal Co. Summit County 1896
Coray Andrew Coray & Co. Cedar City 1896
Deer Creek E. H. Cox & Co. Huntington Canyon 1896
Deseret Deseret Coal & Coke Co. Manti 1896
Dexter Lucy Dexter & Co. Summit County 1896
Fairview Fairview Coal & Coke Co. Ezra D. Jones, Lessee Huntington Canyon 1875-1896
Gomer Thomas Gomer Thomas Summit County 1896
Griffiths Orangeville Coal & Coke Co. Orangeville 1896
Kanarra S. J. Pollock Kanarra 1896
Kimball O. G. Kimball Scofield 1885-1896
Lower Church Mine Grass Creek Coal Co. Grass Creek 1896
Old Church Mine Grass Creek Coal Co. (Contractors) Grass Creek 1896
Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Coal Co. Orangeville 1896
Thomas Sterling Coal & Coke Co. Sanpete 1896
Wales Sanpete Valley Railway Sanpete 1855-1896
Williams Grass Creek Coal Co. Coalville 1873-1895
Wood & Taylor George W. Wood Cedar City 1896

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