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Flagstaff in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Transcontinental Railroad Centennial

 
 
Transcontinental Railroad Centennial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 7, 2010
1. Transcontinental Railroad Centennial Marker
Inscription.  In 1866 the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad was formed to construct a railroad from Springfield, Missouri to the Pacific Ocean, a distance of 2,000 miles.

In the summer and fall of 1882 the railroad was directly responsible for the founding and development of the City of Flagstaff.

This plaque is to commemorate one hundred years of service to this community by the Transcontinental Railroad.
October 2, 1982

 
Erected 1983 by This Jurisdiction Woodmen of the World.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Transcontinental Railroad series list.
 
Location. 35° 11.841′ N, 111° 38.956′ W. Marker is in Flagstaff, Arizona, in Coconino County. Marker can be reached from East Route 66. Marker is on the south side of the historic Santa Fe passenger train depot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: One East Route 66, Flagstaff AZ 86001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Transcontinental Railroad Centennial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, November 3, 2014
2. Transcontinental Railroad Centennial Marker
Lower marker reads:
Presented by
This Jurisdiction
Woodmen of the World
. Railroad Depot (here, next to this marker); Aubineau Building (within shouting distance of this marker); McMillan Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Coconino Chop House (within shouting distance of this marker); Aubineau / Andreatos Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Raymond Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Donahue Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Logging Wheels (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Flagstaff.
 
Transcontinental Railroad Centennial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 7, 2010
3. Transcontinental Railroad Centennial Marker
The historic Santa Fe passenger train depot image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 7, 2010
4. The historic Santa Fe passenger train depot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,257 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on July 29, 2018, by Thomas Dorman of Laurel, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on July 20, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   2. submitted on November 9, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.   3, 4. submitted on July 20, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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