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A newspaper article by David England titled "17 Years Ago, A Railroad Died," taken from an unknown newspaper on February 28, 1964. The article commemorates the last U.I.C. train to travel the route and provides a brief overview of the history of the…
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A newspaper article titled "Bridge Going Nowhere" by an unknown author, taken from the Herald Journal on June 1, 1961. This article references the large steel bridge on the East Quinney Branch route of the former U.I.C. and discusses the short…
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These are some monetary notes that were circulated during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines during World War II. Filipinos dubbed this money "mickey mouse money" which implies that it was fake.
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A newspaper article by David England titled "Utah, Idaho Central Made Last Run 25 Years Ago," taken from The Citizen on February 17, 1972. The article similarly commemorates the last U.I.C. train to travel the route and provides a brief overview of…
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A temporary first mortgage bond for the reincorporated Utah-Idaho Central Railroad Company of Delaware in December, 1926. Following financial trouble, the U.I.C. briefly left the hands of the Eccles Corporation for the first time when it was…
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This photograph was taken by either Zane Grey or another unknown photographer during Zane Grey's trip to Rainbow Bridge in April 1922. Three men standing around a General Merchandise store in Tuba City, Arizona. This building was also Tuba City's…
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This photograph was likely taken by Zane Grey near Sunset Crater, Arizona in April 1922. In this image, five people are facing Sunset Crater. The man the second to the right has a camera in his hand and is likely the other photographer for the…
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An account of the U.I.C.'s Mendon Station, its service during the operation of the railroad, and its role as a community center during and after its use by the railroad company. This account was written by Zachary Jones and includes bibliographic…
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This photograph was taken by either Zane Grey or another unknown photographer during Zane Grey's trip to Rainbow Bridge in April 1922. This photograph shows a house in Moencopi, a Hopi Indian settlement.
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This photo was taken by an unknown photographer in the Painted Desert of Northern Arizona, during Zane Grey's April 1922. A lone figure on a horse stands on a hill looking over the horizon.
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This photograph was taken by either Zane Grey or another unknown photographer during Zane Grey's trip to Rainbow Bridge in April 1922. A man exclaims at the snow covering the tents and the rest of the camp.
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This photo was taken in April 1922 in the Painted Desert of Northern Arizona. There is a Navajo [?] man driving a wagon pulled by a team of mules.
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This photograph was taken by either Zane Grey or another unknown photographer during Zane Grey's trip to Rainbow Bridge in April 1922. A rider rides on a trail next to Red Lake in Northern Arizona.
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A U.I.C. train driving or stuck in the snow. A crowd of people watch, possibly the passengers as the train is freed from the snow. The image's collection notes state that the train is near a town when the photo was taken.
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This photograph was taken by either Zane Grey or another unknown photographer during Zane Grey's trip to Rainbow Bridge in April 1922. This photograph depicts a curving river with Monument Valley in the background.
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This photograph was taken by either Zane Grey or another unknown photographer during Zane Grey's trip to Rainbow Bridge in April 1922. An American Indian man packs his horse at Red Lake, Arizona
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An announcement from the mayor of Mendon City, Sydney K. Larsen, regarding the renovation and preservation of the U.I.C. station in Mendon for community use in July, 2004. The announcement includes the site plans and proposed remodeling for the…
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An annual U.I.C. Railroad pass issued for Mrs. T.H. Perleywits and her two daughters for use across the Utah-Idaho Central Railroad route in 1930. The pass indicates that it may not be used for the bus lines that the U.I.C. operated at the time.
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This photograph was taken near "Sunset Peak" (also known as Sunset Crater). This photograph shows the automobiles that the party took to drive to Sunset Crater.
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A.P. Bigelow responded to Frederick Champ, dated May 9, 1922, reporting the results of the U.I.C. stockholder meeting held May 1, 1922. Bigelow reports that there was an election for the Board of Directors with only one change to the Board.
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A.P. Bigelow wrote a second time to Frederick Champ, dated May 15, 1923, reporting the business discussed at the 1923 U.I.C. stockholder meeting. The meeting consisted of a review of the financial statement of the U.I.C. and the reelection of the…
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This letter documents A.P. Bigelow's report to Frederick Champ, April 6, 1928, outlining the discussions of the 1928 U.I.C. stockholder meeting. The report indicates that the old Board of Directors were reelected and Bigelow specifically states that,…
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A.P. Bigelow replied to Champ on April 19, 1922. Bigelow agreed to serve as proxy and vote for Champ's stock in the stockholder meeting that would soon be held by the U.I.C.
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This is the Blacksmith Fork Canyon Power Plant in 1913 which was owned and operated by the Utah Power and Light Company. It was originally funded and built by David Eccles and the Eccles Corporation for the purpose of producing electricity for the…
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A history of the Utah-Idaho Central Railroad, or "Galloping Goose" as it came to be nicknamed by locals, compiled by Blaine Lamb in Hyde Park, Utah. This history recounts the specific effects of the railroad on Hyde Park and North Logan, as well as…
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In 1940, the Utah-Idaho Central Railroad Company was purchased and reincorporated as the Utah-Idaho Central Railroad Corporation. As a result of the reincorporation, bondholders received a portion of their bond deposits and were also able to convert…
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Bullen responded to Knickerbocker on September 10, 1947 and expressed surprise at the Union Pacific's hesitancy to invest the money for what Bullen calls "development purposes in the rich Cache Valley." He also states that business opportunities are…
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Bullen's letter of September 5, 1947 shows Bullen continuing to try to persuade Knickerbocker and the Union Pacific of the value of providing services in place of the abandoned U.I.C. He describes Cache Valley as economically stable and a great…
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This photograph was taken by either Zane Grey or another unknown photographer during Zane Grey's trip to Rainbow Bridge in April 1922. A view of the inside of Tsegi canyon.
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A U.I.C. freight bill dated September 8, 1928 for cleaning supplies from Lovinger Disinfectant Co. in Salt Lake City shipped to the Capitol Theatre in Logan. This form indicates that the Bamberger Electric train first transported the supplies before…
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This is a cartoon portrayal of David Eccles and his many industries and companies. Eccles is surrounded by a railroad filled with sugar sacks, agricultural products, animals, and coins. In the background are four mountains representing the primary…
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A pair of oxen and a plow work as a crowd has gathered to witness the breaking of ground for the "Logan Street R.R." or Logan Rapid Transit Company rail lines in 1909.
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This photogrph was taken by either Zane Grey or another unknown photographer during Zane Grey's trip to Rainbow Bridge in April 1922. Hollowed caves in a sandstoon mountain located North of Kayenta.
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In 1945, the U.I.C. was again reincorporated under the ownership of the Amalgamated Sugar Company to try to maintain operation of the railroad. The railroad requested that all stockholders return their stocks to be cashed and invested in the new…
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Frederick P. Champ contacted A.P. Bigelow on April 18, 1922 regarding a stockholder meeting for the U.I.C. These meetings were held in Ogden, Utah at the company's headquarters. Champ was a citizen of Logan and often sent his proxy card to Bigelow in…
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This document is a letter from Frederick Champ to the Cache Valley Banking Company written September 13, 1944. Attached to the letter were Champ's five U.I.C. bond interest coupons due for payment in February, 1944. He submitted the coupons and the…
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This letter was written by Frederick Champ to George Eccles on January 8, 1944. At this point the financial situation of the U.I.C. was very poor and this is represented in Champ's concerns with tax loss on his portion of the company stock and bonds.…
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This is a follow-up letter from Frederick Champ to George Eccles, dated March 18, 1944. Champ's concerns regarding tax loss were not resolved by the U.I.C. at this point. He continued to reach out to have his tax loss deficits refunded by the company…
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On June 3, 1944 Frederick Champ wrote to George Eccles concerning the United States Chamber of Commerce memberships for the Ogden Transit Company, the Utah-Idaho Central Railroad, and the Salt Lake and Utah Railroad Corporations. Financial struggles…
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In response to the call for U.I.C. stocks, Champ sent this letter and his bond/stock certificate on February 28, 1945 to George Eccles to be sold to the Amalgamated Sugar Company. He included the stocks belonging to him, his wife, Lillian M.…
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This April 24, 1945 letter from Champ to Eccles indicates that Champ received the checks he was expecting from the U.I.C. after sending in his bonds/stocks to be sold. He also notes that rumors have been spreading regarding the sale of the railroad…
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In 1947, the U.I.C. was bankrupt and its property was auctioned throughout the counties in which it had operated. Champ wrote to a Mr. Hillyard on August 22, 1947 regarding the creation of a plat to be given to a customer of the Cache Valley Banking…
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Champ's June 1, 1944 letter portrays the true financial hardship that the Utah-Idaho Central Railroad had been experiencing since the late 1920s. Champ explains to Donald Marcellus that the future operations of the U.I.C. are in question, that they…
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This letter from December 10, 1940 is Champ's response to the U.I.C. Bondholder Protective Committee authorizing them to convert his bonds into the new corporation's stocks.
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This is one example of many checks that were written to the U.I.C. during its time of operation. This check was written for $3.78 on August 7, 1918. The stamp on the reverse side of the check shows that the U.I.C. utilized the services of Thatcher…
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This photograph was most likely taken by Zane Grey between Flagstaff and Tuba City in April 1922. A man waves at the camera (possibly George Takahashi, the parties chef) as he drives the chuck wagons.
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A steam engine delivers concrete on railcars for the continued construction of the Logan Rapid Transit Lines in 1909-1910. Construction workers are shown working with the concrete to construct the railroad grade.
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An order form from the Capitol Theatre's Assistant Manager (referred to simply as "J.") in Logan, Utah for cleaning supplies from Lovinger Disinfectant Co. in Salt Lake City. This order form was submitted on May 21, 1928. The U.I.C. would play a role…
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Another U.I.C. freight bill dated November 4, 1930 for supplies shipped from Lovinger Disinfectant Co. in Salt Lake City to the Capitol Theatre in Logan. The bill indicates that the shipment arrived the same day, was also initially shipped with the…
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Construction of the Logan Rapid Transit Company lines on Main Street in Logan, Utah in 1909-1910. A tailor, Cardon Jewelry, The Hub, and other businesses can be seen in the background. Men in suits watch the progress of the construction workers who…
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