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

Utah & Northern Railroad

 
 
Utah & Northern Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2018
1. Utah & Northern Railroad Marker
Inscription.  This monument marks the route of the first Idaho railroad. The Utah & Northern narrow gauge was started as a Mormon co-op at Ogden, Utah in 1871. It reached Franklin, Idaho in 1874. Union Pacific interests extended the line to Garrison, Montana between 1878 and 1884, a total distance of 466 miles. The route through Pocatello was changed in 1883 and the gauge was standardized on July 24, 1887. The Utah & Northern brought new life to the entire area.
 
Erected 1963 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Bannock County, Idaho. (Marker Number 291.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 24, 1884.
 
Location. 42° 51.644′ N, 112° 26.181′ W. Marker is near Pocatello, Idaho, in Bannock County. Marker is on 5th Avenue near East Terry Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 850 5th Avenue, Aberdeen ID 83210, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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flies. Idaho State University (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chief Theater (approx. 0.8 miles away); Chief Pocatello (approx. 1.3 miles away); Pocatello’s Life (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Shoshone (approx. 1.3 miles away); Native Foods (approx. 1.3 miles away); Pocatello's Name in WWII (approx. 1.3 miles away); The City of Pocatello (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pocatello.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located in front of the Charles H Kegel Liberal Arts Building on the Idaho State University Campus.
 
Utah & Northern Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, May 14, 2018
2. Utah & Northern Railroad Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on October 28, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 1, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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