There once was a tramway into town
November 16, 2012
Workers from Lyndon Jones Construction on Tuesday afternoon installed a plaque in Old Town marking the site of the historic Crescent Tramway.
The plaque is located at the Park Avenue-Heber Avenue intersection. City Hall had the plaque made using an old photograph and text from the Park City Museum.
The Crescent Tramway was three miles long and operated in the 1880s and 1890s, according to the museum. The tramway was a narrow-gauge railroad that wound its way from the Crescent Mine, which was located close to the spot of the modern-era Thaynes chairlift at Park City Mountain Resort, into Old Town.
The route took the tramway along what is now Heber Avenue to the Crescent Mill, which sat close to the location now occupied by the Old Town roundabout.