Memories of Conda - a company community

Memories of Conda - a company community (HM20IT)

Location: Soda Springs, ID 83276 Caribou County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 39.291', W 111° 36.163'

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Only memories remain...

In 1920, the ambitious Anaconda Copper Mining Company built the community of Conda to house its phosphate miners and their families. About 300 people resided in Conda during the mining heyday. The town closed in 1984.
Conda, a nice little town

At its peak, Conda hosted 82 homes, school, meeting hall, bunk house, store, and offices. Company housing rented for $12.00 a month, which included water for lawns and gardens. Two times a week, free movies were shown twice daily so that shift workers could attend.

The Conda Bus

From 1922 to 1936, the Company offered free travel for miners and their families between Conda and Soda Springs on "The Bus." The unique rail car rambled along the Union Pacific rail lines between the two communities even in winter.
In the 1960s, J.R. Simplot, new owner of the Conda Mine, gave The Bus to the Willard Poulsen family, past residents of Conda. The Bus was moved to Soda Springs Golf Course and painted red. In 1983, the Poulsens gifted The Buss to the city of Soda Springs and it was installed in Corrigan Park. A few years later The Bus was placed under a canopy and restored to its original appearance.
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HM NumberHM20IT
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Date Added Monday, August 7th, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 450599 N 4722663
Decimal Degrees42.65485000, -111.60271667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 39.291', W 111° 36.163'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 39' 17.46" N, 111° 36' 9.7799999999998" W
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Area Code(s)208
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 50 E 2nd S, Soda Springs ID 83276, US
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