Eastern Mojave Vegetation Interpretive Display in Scofield  
 

 

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  Utah, Carbon County, Scofield
Photograph taken June 5, 2008.

Scofield: One of Utah's First Coal Towns
Founded in 1879 -- a few years after coal was discovered in Pleasant Valley, Scofield was one of the earliest coal mining towns in Utah. With a number of mines in the vicinity providing employment, Scofield boasted nearly 2,000 citizens in its heydey. Miners and their families also lived in surrounding communities.
Scofield was the center of mining activity in Pleasant Valley from 1879 until the 1920s. After that, mining activity dwindled, and the town's population declined to only a few hundred. Mining in the area has made a comeback, possible leading to a re-birth of this picturesque high-county community.

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