Friday, August 28, 2009

There will be a Farewell/ going away party for Remo Spigarelli Saturday August 29th at the Heirloom Inn in Price, Utah. Remo is moving east to live closer to his daughter.

Obit for Myrtle Irene Shaffer Smith

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Hiawatha Day -2009

We had another successful Hiawatha Day August 15th and I want to thank all of those who worked so hard to "pull it off." There are so many people involved that I am sure I would miss someone if I tried to mention all of them. Anyway, To all of you THANK YOU, at least in my opinion it was a grand old time. It is great to get together, reminisce, look at pictures and just visit with each other. I have some pictures that were taken that I will post on the Hiawatha Day Reunion page as soon as I get them printed.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009



Monday, August 3, 2009

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Hiawatha (Carbon) is a former coal mining town 15 miles (24.14 km) southwest of Price on U-122. The town is located at the base of the Gentry Mountains. Hiawatha was an important Mohawk Indian chieftain in the League of the Iroquois Indians. He also was the hero of Longfellow's famous poem of the same name. Hiawatha's name was given to a prominent Pennsylvania coal mine, then transferred to the Utah coal mine, and from the mine to the local community. Initially a vibrant Greek community from the island of Crete worked in the local coal mines. Hiawatha was incorporated in 1911 and in the 1940's had a population of 1,500. Production began to drop, people moved away, and Hiawatha was disincorporated on November 20, 1992. Today it is a ghost town with only a few families residing there. However, the Hiawatha Coal Company is planning to mine again in the near future.
A noted democratic politician, John Emerson Moss (1915-1997) was born here. He championed the Freedom of Information Act.
G. William Wiersdorf

Nita Hampshire

Geraldine Baldwin & Gloria Day

Wallace & Bill Baldwin abt 1942

Jack Stevenson

Jack Stevenson passed away about a week ago. They were on a vacation in the Northwest at the time I will post the details when I receive them.

Hiawatha Breakfast attendees 3 August 2009

Tom Neilsen
Wally Baldwin
Paul Mecham
Tucker Lowe
Bob Wilde
Dean Petrulas
Archie McCarrie
Ken Allred
Cliff Finley
Stephanie Orphanakis-- Stephanie wanted to attend to thank all
the guys for their support when Mike passed away.