Classifieds Business Directory Jobs Real Estate Autos Legal Notices ePubs Subscribe Archives
Today is August 20, 2014
home newssports feature opinion fyi society obits multimedia

Front Page » November 27, 2012 » Carbon County News » Remembering a 1-man construction gang
Published 631 days ago

Remembering a 1-man construction gang


Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints

Descendants of Gottlieb "Lieb" Miller hold memorial plaques presented by Price City at a recent council meeting. Back in 1938, Lieb Miller single-handedly built the first large steel water tank in Utah on the slope of Wood Hill north of what is now Mont Harmon Junior High School. The 750,000-gallon tank was 80 feet in diameter and 25 feet high. It was constructed of steel sheets seven feet wide and 40 feet long, each weighing about 3,000 pounds. Miller, a blacksmith and machine shop owner, had originally planned on hiring three workers to fulfill the city contract he had won. However, he got into a labor dispute and decided to do the job himself. He built his own derrick to hoist the big steel sheets and welded each one in place. The tank was demolished in 2011. Scraps of steel plate from the tank adorn the plaques. A montage of the construction effort will be on the Wall of Fame in City Hall.

Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints


Top of Page


 
Article Photos  
Browse / enlarge – (1 total)
Print photo(s) with article
Get photo reprints on CD
NOTE: To print only the article and included photos, use the print photo(s) with article link above.
Web Poll  
April 24, 2014
Do you think armed militia and individuals should have joined the protest last weekend concerning the removal of the cattle owned by Cliven Bundy from BLM land in Southern Nevada?
Yes
No
Don't know
Don't care

View Results


Carbon County News  
November 27, 2012
Recent Local News
Quick Links
Subscribe via RSS
Related Articles  
Related Stories



Best viewed with Firefox
Get Firefox

© Sun Advocate, 2000-2013. All rights reserved. All material found on this website, unless otherwise specified, is copyright and may not be reproduced without the explicit written permission from the publisher of the Sun Advocate.
Legal Notices & Terms of Use    Privacy Policy    Advertising Info    FAQ    Contact Us
  RSS Feeds    News on Your Site    Staff Information    Submitting Content    About Us