Scofield and Winter Quarters, Utah

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Last weekend Julie and I were watching my parents’ house and dogs and we decided to go on an excursion to Scofield and Winter Quarters. My grandfather who just passed away last month was from Scofield and I have always wanted to go and check it out. According to some people it is also a ghost town. (Although there are still some residents who live there). Anyway, it was interesting to say the least. The first photo is the old jail, the last two are of the ruins of the general store near the old coal mine where my great-grandfather used to be a miner.

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4 Responses to “Scofield and Winter Quarters, Utah”

  1. this place looks soooo cool, i gotta go there.

  2. Cool photos, I love this area. I tried once to film the old store and surrounding area for a documentary I was working on, but was told I needed to get permission to cross private property to get there. Did you have to do this as well or can you just head up there?

  3. Yes you do need to get permission to go on the property of the winter quarters. They usally give it to you if you ask and not just go on it. They are just trying to protect what is left. I do know the family well.

  4. I used to go to Gooses (sp?) which was an old saloon that an old couple used to run as a fishing/convenience store. It was just to the right of the photo. There was a long wooden counter (bar) with that authentic brass pipe along the bottom. The room was large but had a divider wall that had a back room with a circular card table. I was a kid and had no idea about the history–too bad I didn’t know then or I would have soaked-up more of the history. They had articles of the mining disaster posted on the wall. It talked about the discovery that coal dust was explosive.

    The funny part about the jail was that someone had a sense of humor. Many years ago someone kept a hand gun and a pair of cowboy boots on the bed in the jail cell. The building was locked tight so it was nothing more that a display, but it was kind-of cool.

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