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

September 1869

 
 
September 1869 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 27, 2014
1. September 1869 Marker
Inscription. The transcontinental railroad was a commercial link which opened new markets and figuratively untied the nation with bands of rail. Seen here are Union Pacific Railroad fruit cars en route to California to be loaded with perishables for Eastern markets. For a few months in 1869 and 1870, Promontory was a vital hub in this exchange of passengers and freight.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 41° 37.092′ N, 112° 33.08′ 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. Touch 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. May 9, 1869 (a few steps from this marker); The Locomotives of Golden Spike - No. 119 (a few steps from this marker); The Locomotives of Golden Spike - Jupiter (within shouting distance of this marker); September 8, 1942 (within shouting distance of this marker); May 10, 1869 (within shouting distance
September 1869 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 27, 2014
2. September 1869 Marker
of this marker); Competition 1869 (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named September 1869 (within shouting distance of this marker); Jubilation Coast to Coast (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map 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 was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 20, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 20, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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