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Helper is a city in Carbon County, Utah, United States, about southeast of Salt Lake City and 7mi northwest of the city of Price. It is known as the "Hub of Carbon County". The population was 2,201 at the 2010 census.The city is located along U.S. Route 6/U.S. Route 191, a shortcut between Provo and Interstate 70, on the way from Salt Lake City to Grand Junction, Colorado. It is the location of the Western Mining and Railroad Museum, a tourist attraction that also contains household and commercial artifacts illustrating late 19th and early 20th-century living conditions. While the city revenue has fluctuated in recent years, traffic tickets have become an important source. Utah legislature proposed a bill in 2016 to limit amounts received by local governments from traffic fines.HistoryWith the arrival of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad in 1881-82, Helper began to develop as a population center. By 1887 the D&RGW had erected some twenty-seven frame residences, with more built later in the year. The railroad planned to make Helper a freight terminal after the rail lines were changed from narrow to standard gauge. The changeover process began in 1889 and was completed in 1891. In 1892, Helper was designated the division point between the eastern and western D&RGW terminals in Grand Junction, Colorado, and Ogden, Utah, respectively, and a new depot, hotel, and other buildings were constructed.Plan your trip to Helper and other United States destinations using our handy United States trip planner.
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