Saturday, September 24, 2011

Restless Spirits of Dove Creek Camp - Kelton, Utah

In the late 1800s from 1863 and 1869 to be exact, laborers toiled so that the Eastern and Western United States was joined via railway for the first time.  This culminated at Promontory Point, Utah just north west of Salt Lake City. 

The golden spike ceremony at Promontory Point, Utah in 1869 finalized the completion of the transcontinental railroad.

Most of the workers that built the transcontinental railroad were Chinese immigrants.  When these workers were not working on the railway, they spent their time at their base camp which was near Kelton, Utah in the Dove Creek Basin which is not far from Promontory Point.  Thousands of Chinese workers died while laboring on the transcontinental railway.  Some claim their souls remain and let themselves be known.  Read the full story>>