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

Terrace Cemetery

1869- ca. 1910

 
 
Terrace Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 20, 2017
1. Terrace Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  As the town grew, so did the cemetery. Accidents, illness, and old age contributed to residents of Terrace being buried here. The cemetery has been slowly deteriorating, but was in fairly good condition until 1986 when vandals stole some of the headstones.
Vandalism of gravesite is a continuing problem, both in our large cities (where people topple or deface headstones) and in remote locations such as this. Please help us protect this area by reporting any vandalism to the Box Elder County Sheriff (801 (?)34-9441), or to the Bureau of Land Management in Salt Lake City (801) 524-5348).
 
Erected by Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Transcontinental Railroad series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
 
Location. 41° 30.42′ N, 113° 30.438′ W. Marker is near Park Valley, Utah, in Box Elder County. Marker is on Transcontinental Railroad Back Country Byway
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, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Park Valley UT 84329, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Terrace (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Terrace (approx. 0.8 miles away); Watercress (approx. 3 miles away); Red Dome Siding (approx. 3.8 miles away); Walden Siding (approx. 5.4 miles away); Matlin (approx. 8.4 miles away); Bovine (approx. 11.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The Transcontinental Railroad Back Country Byway is a 90 mile dirt/gravel track on top of or beside the old Central Pacific Rail Road grade between Old Lucin and Promontory Summit. Other than markers designating old station and sidings there are few, if any, road signs identifying any of the side roads. Any other road names or numbers use on this marker page have been taken Google Maps which identifies the Byway variously as Golden Spike Loop Road, Old Railroad Grade Road, Salt Wells Road, etc. Neither are there any mileage posts, though one could do the arithmetic using the "Mile ... from San Francisco" on the markers to determine distances. Nor is there any mail delivery, so no addresses either.
 
Terrace Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 20, 2017
2. Terrace Cemetery and Marker
Terrace Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 20, 2017
3. Terrace Cemetery and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 13, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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