Grid #: 6
CLIMATE: Hot in Summer
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Anytime
Near Price.(Update 9/99, Harold Frodge)
Turn off US-6/191 onto Consumers Rd. north of Price. At 9.1 mi., turn right
past a corral. There is one partial stone building on fenced property and
a not-so-old shack to the left. You can see the stone building coming down
Consumers Rd. Go down Consumers Rd. another 2.4 mi. The only sign of National
is some foundations on the left. At this point, the road splits. Take the
right fork 0.4 mi. to the site of Consumers. There are only a few stone
foundations. Go back ro the split and take the left fork 0.3 mi. to the
site of Sweet. There is no evidence of a town. There is a large stone foundation
across the creek which may be the remains of a railroad trestle. 2WD easy
to the points mentioned but trails get muddy beyond these points.
REMAINS: Many original buildings.
|Consumers was a coal town whose boom in the twenties has left remnants still visible today. Coal was discovered here in around the turn of the century but was not exploited until 1920. Consumers was named after the Consumers Coal company, but was originally named Gibson. Today, there are still remnants of the Carbon county coal town.