National Geographic : 1966 Apr
National Geographic, April, 1966 on pedestals, sorry souvenirs of the demise of steam, reminders that this depressed area once supplied coal to the railroad. But there has been a revival, in nearby Kemmerer. "During the next five years," President Glenn E. Sorensen of the Kemmerer Coal Company told me, "we'll mine twice as much coal ayearasweeverdidfortheU.P.By 1970, we'll mine two million tons a year. Utah Power & Light Company's new plant here will take more than half of it." A few miles west of Green River-and a third of a mile beneath the Wyoming plains several companies are tapping another vast mineral deposit, buried in the bed of an an cient lake. The miners are honeycombing a 15-foot-thick deposit of trona, the yellowish white mineral that yields soda ash, a chem ical widely used by United States industry. r r ,^ .9 '1IP ~sur~ ''lo * 'e , Yt ,i°" " cw... w .