Iron Springs Mine Exhibit at SUU LibraryApril 19, 2004
Author: Renee Ballenger
Be sure to view the collection of photographs now exhibited at the Sherratt Library at Southern Utah University that tell the story of the Iron Springs Mine west of Cedar City.
Now through June 7th, this photographic exhibit shows the important role the Mine played not only in the economic history of Iron County, but also World War II.
The ore from Iron Springs Mine, combined with Utah coal, fed the demand of the Geneva Steel Plant near Orem, Utah, specifically built for the Defense Plant Corporation. Iron Springs was the source of well- paying union jobs for more than 40 years.
By 1970, the Iron Springs Mine had a paid workforce of 180 employees in the winter and 230 in the summer, obviously a vital component of the economic picture of Cedar City and Iron County.
The photographs in this exhibit include aerial views of the land, the process to get the ore from the ground, the officers of the corporation and even the baseball team sponsored by the Mine.
This exhibit is a part of the extensive Utah Construction/Utah International Collection donated to the Stewart Library at Weber State University by Broken Hill Proprietary Ltd. and is on loan to SUU for this special display.
Please note that Summer Session at the Sherratt Library take effect on May 7th
Mon-Thurs 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat 10 a.m.-2 p.m.