Ghost Town: Cisco, Utah

This site contains a collection of memorabilia, relevant & irrelevant information about the town of Cisco, Utah. Cisco is located approximately 6 miles south of I-70 in eastern Utah on Old Route 6, in the vicinity of Arches & Canyonlands National Parks.

Location: Galloway, Ohio, United States

Born in Chicago, 1959. Moved to Columbus, Ohio 1973. Married in 1979. Favorite Pizza! Home Run Inn -Chicago. There is none better.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Railroading In Cisco

Cisco Train Depot - 1954

Cisco, mile post 504.4, started out as a water stop on the RGW narrow gauge north of the present location. When the standard gauge line through Ruby Canyon opened, Cisco moved to the present location. As work crews, and later travelers, came through, stores, hotels and restaurants sprang up to accomodate them.

Later with the discovery of oil and gas, Cisco became a mini boom town. For a while Cisco was the largest producer in the state. When the interstate bypassed Cisco and the oil bust came, Cisco died.

The only thing going on today is the siding where containers of mill tailings are offloaded onto trucks for transport to the White Mesa Mill.


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