When sulphur was discovered in the area in the 1850s south of Cove Fort a mine was established and a small town developed.
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The above photo is the store where Jack Dempsey trained to be a professional boxer, the ruins are still there.
Also called Dempseyville or Oak Springs Bench, Coal City is a mining ghost town in Carbon County. It was inhabited from 1885 to 1940.
Historic Bay City Tunnel
Behind this building lies the Bay City Tunnel of the Emma Mine. In 1873 the Emma received international attention when its silver-bearing vein faulted and British investors accused mine managers of fraud. British parliament discussed war, and President Grant’s administration scrambled to heal wounds. At the turn of the century the Bay City Tunnel was used to access the elusive ore vein. The Emma closed in 1918 having produced close to $4 million in silver ore. Today the tunnel leads to the source of the town of Alta’s culinary water supply.