Near Park Valley in Box Elder County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The presence of the RR made vast areas of the rangeland available to ranchers by providing the vital link to civilization. The RR furnished an avenue for supplies and an outlet to numerous markets. This siding built 30 years after the initial track laying, provided freighting facilities to local sheep ranchers.
Erected by Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Transcontinental Railroad marker series.
Location. 41° 23.904′ N, 113° 47.238′ W. Marker is near Park Valley, 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: Park Valley UT 84329, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bovine (approx. 5.2 miles away); Historic Lucin (approx. 5.9 miles away); Walden Siding (approx. 10.9 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
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 14, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.