Eureka was founded in 1870 when the TINTIC Mining company was in full swing (Tintic was the name of a Ute Indian Chief). Eureka was known as the quietest mining town in the west and in 1910, it was the 9th largest city in Utah with 3500 residents. With all these old creaky and extremely very dangerous buildings in this town, there are still around 700 residents who live there full time.
|Inside dangerous house|
|Ye Ole Tintic Lumber Company|
|Porter Rockwell's Cabin|
Porter Rockwell lived in numerous Utah settlements. He operated the Hot Springs Hotel and Brewery at the south end of the Salt Lake Valley known was Point of the Mountain. The site is now on the grounds of the State Prison.
There is a steak house in Lehi which serves delicious buffalo meat and melt in your mouth steak; this family-owned restaurant is dedicated to Porter. He was an infamous mountain man who never cut his hair, just like Samson in the Bible. Why is there a cabin dedicated to him in Eureka - don't really know.
|Interior of Porter's Place|