History of Lucin, Utah (*) Ghost Town

Today Lucin is somewhat of an "oasis in the desert". Approaching the area from highway 30 to the north one can see a clump of lush green trees about 3 miles to the south/southwest. A small (4 inch) pipe originating in the Pilot Mountain Range to the southwest, supplies water to the area. Originally the ponds served as reservoirs for the trains water needs.

Other than the pond and clump of trees one can see two cement-cast telephone booths complete with wooden shelves and wiring, an old rusty ice box, and several community root cellars also equipped with electrical wiring. Other items to be found include various metal pins, nails, spikes, hinges, even some small pieces of laminated tile, etc. No building structures remain at the site.

Note: Vandalism, illegal digging, and surface artifact collecting is illegal, take a picture home instead.

G. William Wiersdorf

See: Utah Place Names 1997, John W. Van Cott; plaques on/near the site of Lucin.

An intersting artwork by Nancy Holt known as the Sun Tunnels, completed in 1976, can be found not far from Lucin. Also of note is Ivo Zdarsky from California originally from Czechoslovakia who has taken up residency here, bringing the total population of Lucin to one. (See the NY Times article by Joyce Wadler: "The Only Guy Out There".
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