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Brigham City in Box Elder County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Chinese Arch

A Monument in Limestone

 
 
Chinese Arch marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 17, 2013
1. Chinese Arch marker
Inscription.
Ancient Lake Bonneville once covered this area, including the flanks of Promontory Range. The waves washing against the ancient shore eroded fault-fractured rocks, creating the arch in the 300-million-year-old Oquirrh Formation.

More than likely, Chinese Arch was named in recognition of the presence and contribution made by the Chinese who worked on the transcontinental railroad. While the arch was created by forces of nature, today it stands as a memorial to the Chinese who worked for the Central Pacific Railroad. It is an embodiment of the strength and stamina demonstrated during their construction and subsequent maintenance of the transcontinental railroad.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 41° 37.691′ N, 112° 29.48′ W. Marker is in Brigham City, Utah, in Box Elder County. Marker is on Promontory Trail 4.5 miles west of Utah Route 83, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The Chinese Arch marker is located along the Promontory Trail Auto Tour Route, about 4.5 miles west of Utah Highway 83. This is part of the Golden Spike National Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Brigham City UT 84302, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker
Chinese Arch marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 17, 2013
2. Chinese Arch marker
Chinese Arch can be seen in the background.
, measured as the crow flies. Big Fill Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); The “Orange Special” Wreck (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Last Cut (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Big Trestle (approx. one mile away); The Big Fill (approx. one mile away); The Track that United the States (approx. 1.2 miles away); 10 Miles of Track (approx. 2.9 miles away); Competition 1869 (approx. 3.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. The Chinese at Promontory, Utah, April 30 - May 10, 1869. (Submitted on October 8, 2013, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Chinese Arch, Golden Spike National Historic Site, Utah, USA. See this 360 degree panoramic view of Chinese Arch and the surrounding area. (Submitted on October 8, 2013, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Scenic Utah - Chinese Arch. Originally named Chinaman's Arch, Asian-Americans lobbied the U.S. Board of Geographic Names to re-title this Utah natural wonder. (Submitted on October 8, 2013, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Chinese Arch trail image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 17, 2013
3. Chinese Arch trail
A short walking trail leads from the Promontory Trail Auto Route to the arch.
Chinese Arch image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 17, 2013
4. Chinese Arch
This naturally formed limestone arch was named to honor the thousands of Chinese immigrants who worked on the Central Pacific Railroad in the late 1860's.
Chinese Arch (closeup) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 17, 2013
5. Chinese Arch (closeup)
Inside Chinese Arch image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 17, 2013
6. Inside Chinese Arch
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2013, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 8, 2013, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • William J. Toman was the editor who published this page.
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