It’s no secret that the streets of Helper are rich with history. On Tuesday, locals and guests alike were invited to learn about that history during a walking tour that was conducted by Utah State Historical Architect Donald Hartley. Lenise Peterman with the Helper Museum welcomed everyone to the tour and introduced Hartley to the group.
Nearly 40 citizens participated, ready and eager to gain knowledge of Helper. Starting at the museum and walking up Main Street, Hartley informed the congregated group of many tidbits that they may not have previously known.
Hartley explained that Helper was heavily influenced by the natural settings and topography that they had to work with at the time. Going over the structure of the buildings, the layout of main street alongside the river and more, Hartley gave the attendees hearty information on the beloved city.
“Mining communities were temporary in nature, Helper certainly wasn’t,” Hartley stated.