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    by Geoff_Wright Updated Apr 27, 2004

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    The museum depicts the history of area railroad and mining operations. Included are photographs, 19th century coal-mining tools, railroad equipment, a hand press used to print payrolls, and the wooden steps on which Butch Cassidy robbed the Pleasant Valley Coal Co. in 1897.

    The photo is of a D & R. G.W.R.R. engine - conductor Harry E. Chambers and fireman Charles McNamara.

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Helper Restaurants

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    by Geoff_Wright Updated Apr 27, 2004

    Places to eat in Helper

    Sebastiano's - 435-472-5058
    Central Station - 435-472-3978

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Helper Transportation

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    by Geoff_Wright Updated Apr 27, 2004

    Helper is a little out of the way, so here's a map to show its location, should you wish to visit.

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Helper What to Pack

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    by Geoff_Wright Updated Apr 27, 2004

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    Miscellaneous: What's The Weather Like in Helper? Click on this link to Wunderground, and you will find today's forecast:

    Today's Weather in Helper, Utah

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Helper Favorites

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    by Geoff_Wright Updated Apr 27, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Helper is a town that boomed in the late 1800's. It was a melting pot for 21 different nationalities. They came to Helper to mine coal. Helper got it's name from the railroad. It seems the railroad grade is very steep from helper to the top of the mountain, to Soldier Summit. So the normal train with locomotives in the front could not pull the trains up the steep grade. So, in the town of Helper, they would attach a few extra locomotives to the rear of the train to help push the trains to the top, hence the name Helper.

    Have a look at my History of Helper Travelogue. It is brimming with interesting facts about the town.

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