The original town of Castle Gate was named after the two stone towers that stood over it that resembled a "castlegate."
The town of Castle Gate was robbed of its payroll by Butch Cassidy and Elza Lay in 1897. The Posse formed out of Castle Gate to chase down these two notorious Outlaws... and ended up in a firefight with the Emery County Posse. Unfortunately, by the time that these two posses were showing great intelligence and greater amounts of flying lead and dead horses -- Butch, Elza and their accomplices were already back in Robbers' Roost with most of the loot.
But that's another story that will appear on this website in time, cooinciding with the debut of the book (5th in a series) written by local historian, museum director and SASS member SueAnn Martell... in the mean time, her newest book Rails Around Helper is available here. The second book is currently underway and will detail more on the actual town of Castle Gate and its history. It will be in stores Fall of 2008 or available at Image Replicas Mercantile.
|Nowadays, the Castle Gate Posse (also called
the Castlegate Posse) is a Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) group that
operates out of Carbon County, Utah. Now located a few miles southwest of
Price, Utah the Castle Gate Town is a Cowboy Town Shooting Range
at Carbon County's North Springs Shooting Range.|
For now, the Castle Gate Posse web site is closed by its owner Teply Graphic Arts & Publishing, LLC.
Click here to go the functioning and fully insured
SASS Chapter in Carbon County,
The Balanced Rock Regulators.