|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
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
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
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
Bill Gigliotti looks at his signed copy...
...as does Pat Kokal.
Sometimes having two photographers covering an event leads
...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
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!