Strasburg in Arapahoe County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Rail Chains Final Link
Erected by Union Pacific Company in cooperation with Comanche Crossing Historical Society.
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 39° 44.197′ N, 104° 19.497′ W. Marker was in Strasburg, Colorado, in Arapahoe County. Marker could be reached from the intersection of Railroad Street and Arapahoe Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. In Lyons Park, one block south of Colfax Avenue (US 36) near the center of town. Marker was in this post office area: Strasburg CO 80136, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers Comanche Crossing Centennial (here, next to this marker); First Transcontinental Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away); High-Five Plains Towns / Ten Miles a Day (approx. 3.9 miles away); Front Range Flight (approx. 3.9 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker was removed some time before July 2012.
Regarding The Rail Chains Final Link. There is a white concrete pylon next to the marker. It marked the original location of where the "first truly continuous coast-to-coast railroad" was finally joined. Strasburg, previously known as Comanche Crossing, was renamed in 1870 in honor of Kansas Pacific official.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 3, 2009, by Geraldine Kelley of Thornton, Colorado. This page has been viewed 1,837 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2009. 3. submitted on August 19, 2017, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.