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Near Jean in Clark County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Last Spike

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2010
1. The Last Spike Marker
Inscription. Track crews constructing west from Salt Lake City met track crews constructing east from Los Angles January 30, 1950
 
Location. 35° 50.457′ N, 115° 16.409′ W. Marker is near Jean, Nevada, in Clark County. Marker can be reached from Las Vegas Boulevard South (at milepost 10.3). Touch for map. Marker is about 600 feet west of the road at the railroad tracks. Look for a dirt road heading west to the R/R tracks. Marker is in this post office area: Jean NV 89019, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Last Spike (was approx. 1.4 miles away but has been reported missing. ); The Arrowhead Trail Highway (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Yellow Pine Mining Company Railroad (approx. 5.2 miles away); Jean, Nevada (approx. 5.2 miles away); Old Elko Fire Bell (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Pioneer Saloon (approx. 8.9 miles away); Goodsprings Mining District 1856 - 1957 (approx. 9 miles away); Good's Spring (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jean.
 
Also see . . .  The San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad. The first direct route from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles when it was completed in
The Last Spike Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2010
2. The Last Spike Marker
1905, was perhaps the single most significant factor in the creation of what would become the city of Las Vegas, and later, Clark County. (Submitted on April 2, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
The Last Spike Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2010
3. The Last Spike Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 913 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 31, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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