1. The Ledge, a rock formation dominating the city's landscape. "I love the ledge," said NaVee Vernon, Summit County history director. "I love coming to town and seeing the sun on the Coalville Ledge."
Several homes and buildings in town were made from stone cut from the ledge, and Vernon says folks who climb to the top can see petroglyphs and the names of pioneers carved in the rock - just watch out for rattlesnakes.
2. Campsites. With access to outdoor recreation and a reservoir on either side of town, Coalville has plenty of camping areas. "There are more campsites in Coalville city than we have homes," said Mayor Duane Schmidt.
3. Traffic. In this city, traffic includes animals. "At any time, you could be stopped on Chalk Creek Road with a herd of sheep or cows," said Andrea Hewson, a member of the city council.
4. African game. Water buffalo, lions and even a giraffe have been seen in town.
"About 60 percent of what we do is African game," said Deane Schulte, owner of High Uintahs Taxidermy. "My client base is scattered through the United States."
In addition to doing the taxidermy work, he and his employees create scenes for animal displays. "It's not limited to just putting a head on a wall," he said.
5. The band. "Our band consists of about 100 students, and our high school only has 300," said Jerre Holmes, superintendent of North Summit School District.
6. Art. Summit County Artscape, a project of the county's arts council, brought several outdoor sculptures to Main Street. Among them are a metal dragon and the famous "Leaf Dancer," by Milt Neeley of Hooper. Most of the time, the leaf-covered woman is left alone, but town residents dress her up for special occasions.
There's also a pocket park, with sculptures, benches and a rusty truck. The benches, with backs made of old skis, look like they're from Park City, but the truck is from a Coalville family's field.
7. The cemetery. "We live at our cemetery," said Linda Grant. "You'd be amazed at how many people go up to our cemetery."
8. The stars. Anthony Geary, most famous for his role as Luke on the soap opera "General Hospital," grew up in Coalville. The Emmy-winning actor also had guest roles on everything from "All in the Family" and "The Partridge Family" to "Marcus Welby, M.D." and "Murder, She Wrote." His theater credits include portraying Octavius Caesar in "Antony and Cleopatra" for PBS and the BBC.
Pioneer artist George Beard settled in Coalville. He worked at Coalville's ZCMI, but also learned painting and photography and became known for his work as a landscape artist.
9. Parties. "It's been a tradition to roast whole pigs on Main Street," said Hewson, adding that the event grew to require eight pigs. "There were about 3,000 people we were feeding for free."
Unable to justify the expense, this year they turned it into a Kansas City Barbecue Society competition. The city also hosts a car show and the county fair each year.
10. Museums. In addition to the Daughters of Utah Pioneers museum, open by appointment, there is a museum in the basement of the historic Summit County Courthouse. The old medicine bottles, cash register and counter from Coalville's drugstore fill one room, while another is set up to look like an old-fashioned kitchen. Other artifact displays explore everything from local mining and logging to old baseball teams.
Judy Balerno, whose family has a cabin in nearby Kamas, stopped by the courthouse to do paperwork and discovered the museum. She loved it, especially that so few objects are in what she calls "uptown" cabinets.
"They're not behind glass, so you can actually look at it and study it," she said, adding that it makes history more real. "It's more of a small-town thing, and trusting."
Sources: Utah Artists Project, www.lib.utah.edu/collections/utah-artists and www.imdb.com.