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Near Corinne in Box Elder County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Competition 1869

 
 
Completion 1869 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 27, 2014
1. Completion 1869 Marker
Inscription. Lacking precise instructions from Congress as to where to meet, and spurred by financial rewards for building grade, both railroad companies prepared railbed past each other for 250 miles. No parallel track was ever laid.

Promontory Summit was chosen as the point for the joining of the rails.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 41° 37.062′ N, 112° 33.056′ W. Marker is near Corinne, Utah, in Box Elder County. Marker can be reached from Golden Spike Road (22000 West Road) near 6400 North Road when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corinne UT 84307, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jubilation Coast to Coast (a few steps from this marker); Last Spike Driven (within shouting distance of this marker); The Southern Pacific Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); May 9, 1869 (within shouting distance of this marker); May 10, 1869 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Locomotives of Golden Spike - No. 119
Completion 1869 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 27, 2014
2. Completion 1869 Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); September 1869 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Locomotives of Golden Spike - Jupiter (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Corinne.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in the exhibit area behind the Golden Spike Visitors Center.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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