Helper Utah located in carbon county utah

Helper, Utah Fall Panoramic

What is there to do...

What is there to see...

When is it happening...

Heritage Week

Photo Journals of Previous Events...

Travel Packets...

Helper in the media and for the media...

A lot cheaper than snail mail...

Audio & Video for Rail Fans...

Where to go and how to get there...

Area Businesses...

Other websites of interest...

Pop Ups on our web site? Nope. None. Nada. Zilch...

Note: Some current Blocker programs are so overzealous that they mistake the above navigational bar's coding as a pop up. All the above coding does is change the color of each navigational block and add in an arrow -- this is called a "rollover" NOT a "pop up". There is no additional coding and there are no additional ads. This problem does not happen on a Macintosh, nor in Firefox (either platform). However, MicroSoft is aware of the problem and claims that it'll be fixed in their next update. So surf our site with the peace of mind that the webmaster doesn't give a flying f*^%& what's on your computer or wants to throw in advertising for some lotion, potion or adult toy!

Helper Utah located in carbon county utah

 Click for Helper, Utah Weather

 Helper Utah located in castle country utah

Destination Helper... > It Happened In Helper... > Rails Around Helper signing and new museum exhibits...

The Rails Around Helper book signing and 3 new exhibits opening at the museum...

On Saturday, October 6, 2007 there was a book signing by author and Western Mining & Railroad Museum director SueAnn Martell. Rails Around Helper features never before seen historic photographs of the railroads and the surrounding rail towns and coal camps that made Helper great. Copies of Rails Around Helper are still available at Image Replicas Mercantile.

Three new exhibits also opened at the museum. "100 years of Kennilworth, Utah" tells the highs and lows of Kennilworth which started off as a tent filled coal camp and later held the largest coal tipple in the United States and a narrow Shay railroad that linked to Helper. "The Bands of Carbon County" tells the story of local bands which rose to national fame and travelled internationally. Last, but not least, Harold "Pudge" Nielson's really large life-time spanning, international collection of Lion's Club Pins entitled "The Lion's Den".

For those who collect posters after events, a bandwidth friendly copy of the poster is still available for download. It is 110k and should take 2.5 minutes with a phone line, a lot less with broadband. Click here for WMRRM 3 Exhibits & Rails Around Helper book signing poster.

All photos are by Darrin Teply, unless otherwise noted... this page is photo heavy and may take a few minutes to download.

In the gift shop of the Western Mining & Railroad Museum copies of Rails Around Helper were stacked with care.

Museum Director and author SueAnn Martell was in place to sign copies of her book. Photo by Malcolm Howard.

 Councilman Mascaro (overseeing the museum) stopped by to give his approval of SueAnn's first book and future topics in the series. Photo by Malcolm Howard.

People stopped by to get their autographed copies of Rails Around Helper.

Bill Gigliotti looks at his signed copy...

...as does Pat Kokal.

Sometimes having two photographers covering an event leads to...

...Old West style duels of who captures the photo first! Photo by Malcolm Howard.

While SueAnn signed yet more copies of Rails Around Helper...

...exhibit designers were upstairs greeting visitors.

Harold "Pudge" Neilson's Lion's Den. An astoundingly large collection of Lion's Club Pins from all over the world spanning a lifetime of collecting! Photo by Malcolm Howard.

Ron Jewkes, Kennilworth's longest living resident and "unofficial mayor" stands in his room celebrating 100 years of that town. Photo by Malcolm Howard.

Phillip and Shawna Jensen take a look at the Kennilworth Room.

While Sandy Diamainti recollects her memories of Kennilworth.

Pudge tells the history of various collections of Lion's Club Pins.

Several decades worth of Lion's Club pin collecting are on display. Photo by Malcolm Howard.

The Band Room celebrates the unique history of Carbon County's Bands. Photo by Malcolm Howard.

Exhibit designer, SueAnn Martell, was still downstairs signing copies of her book!

Destination Helper... > It Happened In Helper... > Rails Around Helper signing and new museum exhibits...

Your source for historical photos and you support Heritage Week too!

Destination: Helper
(a division of Teply Graphic Arts & Publishing, LLC)
50 A Street -Helper, Utah 84526
Phone: 1 (435) 472-6666
-Fax: 472-6667

Part of the Destination Diversions website series.

[ Home ]

[ Things To Do ][ Local Attractions ][ Events Calendar ][ It Happened In Helper ][ Pressroom ]

[ Travel Packets ][ Area Businesses ][ E-Postcards ][ Rail Fan's Corner ][ Area Maps ][ Links ]

This page was last updated 01.22.2008


This site designed and copyrighted (c) 2007-2008 Teply Graphic Arts & Publishing, LLC.
All rights reserved worldwide.

This site hosted by Goblinhost: The Original Web Mercenaries