Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Utah Historical Quarterly

Volume

50

Issue

1

Publisher

Utah State Historical Society

Publication Date

1982

First Page

4

Last Page

21

Abstract

La Plata was a small mining town nested in the south end of Cache County that flourished from 1891 until 1893, During its three-year heyday it caught and held the attention of all northern Utah. Today, the ghost town of La Plata reposes in relative obscurity, remembered by only a few, having little historical significance and even less historical evidence of its brief existence. But from the evidence that does exist, mainly in the form of contemporary newspaper accounts, a reconstruction of the town and the social, political, and economic controversies that surrounded its boom and bust is possible.

Comments

Originally published by the Utah State Historical Society. Publisher's PDF of this issue can be accessed through Utah Government Publications Online. This article appeared in Utah Historical Quarterly.