Park City Museum historian publishes book highlighting local mining history

PARK CITY, Utah — Dalton Gackle, the research, digital services, and social media coordinator at the Park City Museum, recently published a Park City mining edition in Arcadia’s Images of America book series.

Images of America books are, as one might expect, picture-heavy. Having to worry about only captions made things a “little bit easier,” Gackle said. Arcadia, the publisher behind the series, reached out to him, as they didn’t have any previous books covering PC’s history.

Gackle said the main challenge came with finding pictures that fit with the narrative he was trying to tell.

The book covers the time period from roughly the 1850s to the 1980s, when Park City was mostly dominated by the mining industry. It covers several topics, from working conditions and the early settlement at the mouth of the Snyderville Basin, to the beginning of the city’s transformation into a tourist town.

You can purchase the book online here.

Gackle will hold a book signing and give a lecture on Wednesday at the museum’s Education and Collections Center in Prospector from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event is free, however, registration is suggested.



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