Utah Historical Quarterly
Utah State Historical Society
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.
“La Plata, 1890-1893: Boom, Bust and Controversy,” Utah Historical Quarterly, 50 no.1 (Winter 1982): 4-21.