Strasburg in Adams County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Rail Chains Final Link
Erected by Union Pacific Company in cooperation with Comanche Crossing Historical Society.
Location. 39° 44.197′ N, 104° 19.497′ W. Marker is in Strasburg, Colorado, in Adams County. Marker can 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 is in this post office area: Strasburg CO 80136, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow 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. 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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 3, 2009, by Geraldine Kelley of Thornton, Colorado. This page has been viewed 1,791 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2009. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.