History of Bingham Canyon, Utah

Mining will cease in about 10 years but it could last for another 50 if it were mined properly. As the mine expanded the town of Bingham was forced to evacuate. I left in 1948 as one of the first. Bingham is now a Ghost town, my home is part of the hole while the lower part of town is completely covered over with dirt. Our house was high on the mountain in the pines and aspens. I loved the town and the people of every nationality. But I have no love of the companies. We have a reunion on every 4th of July but we are becoming fewer every year.

The Mine can be viewed from Kennecott’s overlook near Lark or from Sunshine Peak at the head of Butterfield and Middle Canyons.

Eugene H. Halverson

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