Piute County Rainbow
Discover the Magic and Beauty of the
Land Where the Rainbow Ends

Ghost Towns -- They Do Exist...

Kimbery, Utah in Puite County
Photograph by
Lowe Channing

Kimberly, Utah

Kimberly, one of Utah's most beautifully situated but least known ghost towns, has had a varied career of boom, death, and resurrection. Today, little remains to testify of its days of vibrant activity, except some huge waste deposits and a few crumpled or crumbling buildings, but a good graded road leads to the site, and the drive alone is worth a visit to Kimberly. Kimberly is located at about 9,000 feet, high in the Tushar Mountains, nestled in an evergreen forest and overlooked by majestic peaks.

 

Famous Kimberly natives

One dollar bill with courtesy signature of Ivy Baker Priest
Photograph by Jordon Kalilich

Ivy Baker Priest's Signature appears
on US currency printed during her
term as United States Treasurer.

On Sept 8, 1905, Ivy Baker Priest was born in Kimberly, Utah. She became a politician, served as United States Treasurer from January 28, 1953 to January 29, 1961. She was later elected as a Republican to the office of California State Treasurer, serving two terms from 1967-1975. She had previously run for Congress in Utah on the Republican ticket in 1934 and 1950, losing both times. She is the mother of Pat Priest, an actress most famous for playing Marilyn Munster in the 1960s television show The Munsters.