Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Erected 1969 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers - Central Camp. (Marker Number 358.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, and the Transcontinental Railroad marker series.
Location. 40° 46.161′ N, 111° 54.165′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of 400 West and South Temple Street, on the right when traveling south on 400 West. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salt Lake City UT 84101, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Devereaux House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Staines and William Jennings (about 500 feet away); Morrison-Merrill Lumber Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); Central Warehouse Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Park (Rio Grande) Hotel (approx. 0.4 miles away); Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Salt Lake City.
More about this marker. The marker is situated just to the right of a benchmark giving an elevation of 4260.840 feet Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL). The benchmark marker also states that the Great Salt Lake is about 55 feet lower.
Regarding Transcontinental Railroad. The Transcontinental Railroad was completed in 1867 at Promontory Summit (NOT Promontory Point) not far north of here. But rails did not reach Salt Lake City until 1870.
Also see . . .
1. Rails of History. Information related to the railroad in Utah. (Submitted on September 18, 2010.)
2. Railroad History in Utah. Brigham Young, as community leader and president of the Church of Jesus (Submitted on September 18, 2010.)
Categories. • Railroads & Streetcars •
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