Near Corinne in Box Elder County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
A Monument in Limestone
Ancient Lake Bonneville once covered this area, including the flanks of Promontory Range. The waves washing against the ancient shore eroded fault-fractured rocks, creating the arch in the 300-million-year-old Oquirrh Formation.
More than likely, Chinese Arch was named in recognition of the presence and contribution made by the Chinese who worked on the transcontinental railroad. While the arch was created by forces of nature, today it stands as a memorial to the Chinese who worked for the Central Pacific Railroad. It is an embodiment of the strength and stamina demonstrated during their construction and subsequent maintenance of the transcontinental railroad.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian Americans • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 41° 37.691′ N, 112° 29.48′ W. Marker is near Corinne, Utah, in Box Elder County. Marker is on Promontory Trail 4˝ miles west of Utah Route 83, on the leftTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corinne UT 84307, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The “Orange Special” Wreck (approx. 0.6 miles away); Big Fill Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Last Cut (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Big Trestle (approx. one mile away); The Big Fill (approx. one mile away); The Track that United the States (approx. 1.2 miles away); Irish Monument (approx. 3.2 miles away); Original Rail (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corinne.
Also see . . .
1. The Chinese at Promontory, Utah, April 30 - May 10, 1869. (Submitted on October 8, 2013, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Scenic Utah - Chinese Arch. Originally named Chinaman's Arch, Asian-Americans lobbied the U.S. Board of Geographic Names to re-title this Utah natural wonder. (Submitted on October 8, 2013, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2013, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 592 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on April 19, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 8, 2013, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.