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Near Inkom in Bannock County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Idaho's 1st Railroad

 
 
Idaho's 1st Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2017
1. Idaho's 1st Railroad Marker
Inscription.  Through this canyon once puffed the wood-burning locomotives of the narrow-gauge Utah and Northern Railway.
Construction, undertaken by a Mormon Co-op, came northward from a junction with the transcontinental line, but stopped in 1874 at Franklin on the Utah-Idaho border. Jay Gould, famous financier of the Union Pacific, took over in 1877: trains were passing here the next summer, and the rails reached Montana in 1880. New life for east Idaho followed the shrieking whistles of those little Utah and Northern trains.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 17.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1877.
 
Location. 42° 47.868′ N, 112° 15.714′ W. Marker is near Inkom, Idaho, in Bannock County. Marker is on Old Highway 91 (Grant Road) near Old Highway 30 West (Business Interstate 15), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Inkom ID 83245, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First School House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fort Hall (approx. 8.6 miles away); Old Fort Hall (approx. 8.6 miles away); The City of Pocatello (approx. 8.7 miles away); Pocatello's Name in WWII (approx. 8.7 miles away); Native Foods (approx. 8.7 miles away); The Shoshone (approx. 8.7 miles away); Pocatello’s Life (approx. 8.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Utah and Northern Railway - UtahRails.net. In 1889, Utah & Northern became part of Oregon Short Line & Utah Northern Railway, which was organized in July 1889 as a consolidation of the original 1881 Oregon Short Line Railway and six other UP-controlled railroads operating in Utah and Idaho. (Submitted on September 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Idaho's 1st Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, June 22, 2017
2. Idaho's 1st Railroad Marker
"Utah & Northern Bridge at Eagle Rock (Idaho Falls), Idaho circa 1880..." image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Wikipeda
3. "Utah & Northern Bridge at Eagle Rock (Idaho Falls), Idaho circa 1880..."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 513 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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