1945 Galena Days article by D.F. Johanson
Galena Days to Honor Early Copper Era By D. F. JOHANSON BINGHAM — Galena Days, a two-day celebration marking discovery discovery of ore in Bingham canyon and the rise of this narrow one- street town to a place of worldwide worldwide importance in mineral production, production, will be celebrated here Friday and Saturday, according to Dale Johnston, general chairman, chairman, Utah Copper Co. workers who brought fame to Bingham by producing producing nearly one-third of the nation's nation's copper output during World War II, will celebrate this week end with their fellow workers from underground mines. With them also will be old-timers who remember remember the town when copper was by-passed for high grade ores; old-timers whose parents cut timber timber in this once heavily forested area and brought their logs to what is now the junction of Carr Fork and Main streets to the first lumber mill in Utah; old-timers who panned gold in canyon streams or worked in underground mines, the Jordan, Galena, Silver Hill, Julia Dean, Yampa, Yosem- itc and a dozen other lead, silver and gold producers which, though worked out or overshadowed today by the great open cut copper copper mine, played an important part in the history of Bingham and the mining west. Highlight of the celebration for these men will be the old-timers' banquet Saturday at 11 a. m. Other events scheduled are a parade through the canyon, with prizes for winners of large and miniature floats, and a football game between Bingham and Wasatch Wasatch high schools at Bingham stadium. These two events tentatives tentatives are set for Friday at 4 p. in., with the parade possibly 'being moved up a half hour or more, depending depending on arrangements for the miners' quitting time that day. Riding in a place of honor in the parade will be Miss Beth Cowdell, Cowdell, Galena Days queen, and her two aids, Syble Archibald and Ardclla Salazar. At 10 p. m. a dance will be held at the civic center. Saturday activities will start with registration of old-timers at 9:30 a. m., at 10 a. m. a band parade, at 10:30 a. m. children's contests, including pie and watermelon watermelon eating contests; at 11 a. m. the old-timers' banquet. At noon, parade award winners of the previous day will be announced announced and street entertainment will be presented. Mining contests, spiking and drilling, will be hold beginning at 1:150 p. m. Starting at 3:30 p. m. will be the soap box derby and more street entertainment entertainment to be followed by a baseball game between Kearns and Industrial Industrial league stars at the high school stadium in Copperton. Following street entertainment at 6:30 p. m. will be the board judging contest at Carr Fork and Main streets at 7 p. m,. At 7:30, Galena costumes will be judged and the concluding dance will be held at the civic center at 10 p. m, Working with Mr. Johnston on the celebration, sponsored by the junior chamber of commerce and aided by nearly all civic and fraternal groups in Bingham, are Harold Nielson and Joel P. Jensen, Jensen, parade; Harvey Wolfe, Galena costuming; Dan Delancy, chief of vigilantes; Bert Hocking, old- timers' banquet; Tom Carrigan, mining contests; Harold Chesler, queen contest; Bob Jimas, dances and entertainment; W. V. Robinson, Robinson, soap box derby. Reviews Peace Pact Grounds for hope found in the San Francisco conference were reviewed reviewed by Mrs. S. Grover Rich, an accredited observer at the conference, conference, Wednesday at a meeting of Salts Lake chapter, women's auxiliary to the Utah Wool Growers, Growers, herd in Hotel Utah.