Strasburg in Arapahoe County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Rail Chains Final Link
Erected by Union Pacific Company in cooperation with Comanche Crossing Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Events • Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 39° 44.197′ N, 104° 19.497′ W. Marker was in Strasburg, Colorado, in Arapahoe County. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Strasburg CO 80136, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 4 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Comanche Crossing Centennial (here, next to this marker); First Transcontinental Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away); High-Five Plains Towns / Ten Miles a Day (approx. 3.9 miles away); Front Range Flight (approx. 3.9 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker was removed some time before July 2012.
Regarding The Rail Chains Final Link. There is a white concrete pylon next to the marker. It marked the original location of where the "first truly continuous coast-to-coast railroad" was finally joined. Strasburg, previously known as Comanche Crossing, was renamed in 1870 in honor of Kansas Pacific official.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 3, 2009, by Geraldine Kelley of Thornton, Colorado. This page has been viewed 1,917 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2009. 3. submitted on August 19, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.