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Near Wendover in Tooele County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

First Transcontinental Telephone Line

 
 
First Transcontinental Telephone Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 3, 2013
1. First Transcontinental Telephone Line Marker
Inscription. On June 17, 1914, the first transcontinental telephone line was completed near this point on the border of Nevada and Utah at Wendover. Construction forces of the Bell Telephone Company of Nevada and the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company met there, making the last splices in the wires which joined East and West in voice communications for the first time.
 
Location. 40° 44.252′ N, 113° 51.418′ W. Marker is near Wendover, Utah, in Tooele County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 80 at milepost 10, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Salt Flats East Rest Area. It is accessible only from the eastbound travel lanes of I-80. Marker is in this post office area: Wendover UT 84083, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Welcome to the Bonneville Salt Flats (a few steps from this marker); Base Chapel (approx. 8.9 miles away); Airmenís Dining Hall and Barracks (approx. 8.9 miles away); Atomic Mission Hangar 1831 (approx. 9.1 miles away); Operations Building (approx. 9.5 miles away); South Base Area
First Transcontinental Telephone Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 3, 2013
2. First Transcontinental Telephone Line Marker
At the Salt Flats East Rest Area
(approx. 9.5 miles away); Control Tower (approx. 9.5 miles away); Bomb Squadron Hangar (approx. 9.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wendover.
 
Categories. Communications
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 31, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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