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Carbon County, Utah


A Town of Many Cultures

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Statistics & Facts

History & History-related items

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Statistics & Facts

The Utah state capital is Salt Lake City.
The population of Helper is approximately 4,108 (1990), 2201 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,132 (1990), 915 (2010).
The amount of land area in Helper is 4.63 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Helper to Washington DC is 1920 miles.
The distance to the Utah state capital is 98 miles. (as the crow flies)
Helper is positioned 39.68 degrees north of the equator and 110.85 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

Helper is a town that boomed in the late 1800's. It was a melting pot for 21 different nationalities. They came to Helper to mine coal. Helper got its name from the railroad. It seems the railroad grade is very steep from helper to the top of the mountain, to Soldier Summit. So the normal train with locomotives in the front could not pull the trains up the steep grade. So, in the town of Helper, they would attach a few extra locomotives to the rear of the train to help push the trains to the top, hence the name Helper.
The Western Mining & Railroad Museum listed below has much historical information available.
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Helper Electric Light Parade in December each year, Main Street
dance, bazaar, fireworks.
Phone - (801) 637-2788

Annual Outlaw Days Car Show
Old cars, fancy cars, trucks, motorcycles, all on display.
Phone - (801) 637-2788

Western Mining & Railroad Museum
294 S. Main in Helper
Phone - (801) 472-3009
1917 caboose, mining/railroad equipment, gift shop, artifacts, pictures, paintings, archive room. Open year round.
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Helper City Government

City Hall - 801 472-5391

Helper Libraries

City Library - 19 S. Main
Phone: 801 472-5601

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