Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Erected 1969 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers - Central Camp. (Marker Number 358.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, and the Transcontinental Railroad marker series.
Location. 40° 46.161′ N, 111° 54.165′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is at the Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Salt Lake City UT 84101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Devereaux House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Staines and William Jennings (about 500 feet away); Westgate Fine Arts Center (approx. 0.3 miles away); Henderson Block (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Henderson Block (approx. 0.3 miles away); Morrison-Merrill Lumber Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dr. Martha Hughes Cannon (approx. 0.3 miles away); Central Warehouse Building (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
More about this marker. The marker is situated just to the right of a benchmark giving an elevation of 4260.840 feet Above Mean Sea Level (AMSL). The benchmark marker also states that the Great Salt Lake is about 55 feet lower.
Regarding Transcontinental Railroad. The Transcontinental Railroad was completed in 1867 at Promontory Summit (NOT Promontory Point) not far north of here. But rails did not reach Salt Lake City until 1870.
Also see . . .
1. Rails of History. Information related to the railroad in Utah. (Submitted on September 18, 2010.)
2. Railroad History in Utah. Brigham Young, as community leader and president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, foresaw the impact that the coming of the railroad would have and wanted the transcontinental rail line built through Salt Lake City. (Submitted on September 18, 2010.)
Topics. Railroads & Streetcars
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. This page has been viewed 1,033 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. 4. submitted on May 10, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 5. submitted on September 18, 2010. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.