Hillsdale in Laramie County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Surveyor for the First Transcontinental Railroad
Killed by Indians
Hills' work lived after him. By November 14, 1867, the tracklayers had reached Cheyenne and 18 months later a golden spike was driven at Promontory, Utah, completing the first railroad connection between the East and West and opening millions of acres for settlement. The railroad reduced travel time from the six months required by wagon train to five days from Omaha to San Francisco.
Erected by State of Wyoming.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Events • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical date for this entry is June 11, 1867.
Location. 41° 12.736′ N, 104° 28.713′ W. Marker is in Hillsdale, Wyoming, in Laramie County. Marker is on Coates Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1478 Coates Avenue, Hillsdale WY 82060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 13, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 385 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 13, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.