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Near Corinne in Box Elder County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Bidwell/Bartleson Trail - Monument Point

First Overland Emigrant Party

 
 
Bidwell/Bartleson Trail - Monument Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 20, 2017
1. Bidwell/Bartleson Trail - Monument Point Marker
Inscription. "We now skirted the north end of the lake, sometimes traveling in a valley and again along the shore of the lake where the mountains jutted down nearly to its shores." -- Nicholas "Cheyenne" Dawson, narrative, August 26, 1841
 
Erected 2000 by Utah Crossroads Chapter - Oregon-California Trails Association. (Marker Number BBU-7.)
 
Location. 41° 42.192′ N, 112° 50.676′ W. Marker is near Corinne, Utah, in Box Elder County. Marker is on Transcontinental Railroad Back Country Byway, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corinne UT 84307, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Ten-Mile (approx. 2 miles away); Nella Siding (approx. 4 miles away); Seco (approx. 5.4 miles away); Elinor (approx. 9.3 miles away); Centre Siding (approx. 10.1 miles away); Rozel (approx. 12.8 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The Transcontinental Railroad Back Country Byway is a 90 mile dirt/gravel track on top of or beside the old Central Pacific Rail Road grade between Old Lucin and Promontory Summit. Other than markers designating
Bidwell/Bartleson Trail - Monument Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 20, 2017
2. Bidwell/Bartleson Trail - Monument Point Marker
old station and sidings there are few, if any, road signs identifying any of the side roads. Any road names or numbers use on this marker page have been taken Google Maps which identifies the road variously as Golden Spike Loop Road, Old Railroad Grade Road, Salt Wells Road, etc.

Neither are there any mileage posts, though one could do the arithmetic using the "Mile ... from San Francisco" on the markers to determine distances.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 10, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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