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

September 8, 1942

 
 
September 8, 1942 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 27, 2014
1. September 8, 1942 Marker
Inscription. After the opening of the Lucin Cutoff in 1904, the historic rail line north of the Great Salt Lake was of minimal importance. In 1942 the last spike was ceremonially “undriven” here before a crowd of Union Pacific, Southern Pacific, and state dignitaries. In a few months, the entire line between Corinne and Lucin was salvaged, with the steel directed to America’s war effort.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 41° 37.081′ N, 112° 33.11′ 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, on the right 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. The Locomotives of Golden Spike - Jupiter (a few steps from this marker); May 10, 1869 (a few steps from this marker); The Locomotives of Golden Spike - No. 119 (within shouting distance of this marker); September 1869 (within shouting distance of this marker); May 9, 1869
September 8, 1942 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 27, 2014
2. September 8, 1942 Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named September 1869 (within shouting distance of this marker); Competition 1869 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Last Spike Driven (about 300 feet away). 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 173 times since then and 6 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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