Near Park Valley in Box Elder County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The population center supported businesses, store, a school, a public bath, and a justice of the peace (who also ran the saloon). Although all water had to be piped in by an aqueduct constructed by Chinese work crews, there were tree-lined streets in the residential area and a nice town square.
At its peak, the townsite had a population of about 1,000, including around 500 Chinese occupants. The Chinese were generally excluded from the census, and some tallies counted registered voters only.
Terrace was almost completely dependent on the railroad and began an inevitable decline after the Lucin Cutoff was completed in 1904. There also appears to have been a serious fire in the early twentieth century, which hastened the process. The fire was possible caused by a collision between two trains, one carrying explosive black powder.
Extensive evidence of the town can still be seen, including the turntable depression, remnants of roundhouse stalls, cellar depressions, and the cemetery to the east. Please do no disturb these historic resources
Erected by Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Transcontinental Railroad marker series.
Location. 41° 30.192′ N, 113° 31.002′ W. Marker is near Park Valley, Utah, in Box Elder County. Marker is on Transcontinental Railroad Back Country Byway, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Park Valley UT 84329, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Terrace Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Terrace (approx. 1.3 miles away); Watercress (approx. 2.4 miles away); Red Dome Siding (approx. 4.3 miles away); Walden Siding (approx. 4.9 miles away); Matlin (approx. 9 miles away); Bovine (approx. 10.6 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 old station and sidings there are few, if any, road signs identifying any of the side roads. Any other road names or numbers use on this marker page have been taken
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 13, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.