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.”