Who Said That About Ophir Being a Ghost Town?

Who Said That About Ophir Being a Ghost Town?

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OPHIR, Tooele County — Ophir Railroad Days was revived as part of this erstwhile booming mining town’s Pioneer Days observance. The celebration consisted essentially of a parade in which more people marched than watched.
Sixty-five citizens of the town’s 85 [person] population marched down Main Street headed by three “old-timers” and their children, and the Fire Department of six members. The celebration was to allay the general impression that Ophir is a “ghost town.”

“This activity,” the mayor explained, “is to remind our folks who have moved away, that we are still ‘Ophirs’ and alive and breathing.”

The article originally appeared int he Sept/Oct 1970 issue of Pioneer Magazine
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