Corinne in Box Elder County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Corinne - Pioneer Railroad Town
Looking toward the immediate completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad, Corinne Townsite was laid out in the Spring of 1869. Railroad Financiers, Real Estate Promoters, Businessmen & Gambling Sharks, launched a boom to make Corinne the shipping, trading & amusement center of the Rocky Mts.
Although Congress had planned the junction of the Union Pacific & Central Pacific Railroads at or near Ogden, the Union Pacific designated Corinne as the Freight Junction for the rich mines of Montana & the communities of Idaho & northern Utah. This decision was made after the Engineers declared that the town lay in the center of the Rocky Mountain Area & that the Bear River was navigable by Steamboat, making it possible for freight to be transported from Corinne via Bear River, the Great Salt Lake, & the Jordan River to Salt Lake City.
For a time the town flourished to the fullest expectation of its promoters, supporting a newspaper, many businesses & more than 100 saloons & Gambling Houses. In its prime, Corinne was one of Utah’s busiest cities, many times, over 500 freight wagons were congregated here.
Location. 41° 33′ N, 112° 6.452′ W. Marker is in Corinne, Utah, in Box Elder County. Marker is on Promontory Road (Utah Route 13) Touch for map. The marker is featured in a small Corinne historical and memorial plaza located directly across Promontory Road from the Corinne "Short Stop" convenience store. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3870 North Highway 13, Corinne UT 84307, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Presbyterian Centennial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The First Weather Station in Utah (approx. ¼ mile away); Water Bell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Corinne Opera House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Corinne Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Brigham City Co-op Store (approx. 5½ miles away); Brigham City Fire Station/City Hall (approx. 5½ miles away); Restoration of the James G. Willie Home (approx. 12.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corinne.
Also see . . .
1. History of Corinne, Utah. With some support from political leaders in the nation's capital and from eastern newspapers, the town fathers attempted to use their position as a Gentile city to break the political and economic monopoly held by the Mormons in Utah Territory. (Submitted on April 11, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. The Gentile Capital of Utah.
For almost ten years from 25 March 1869, the town of Corinne reigned as "The Gentile (Submitted on April 11, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. The "City of Corinne".
With new mines in Tooele County digging hundreds of tons of gold and silver out of the ground each month, but with no railroad connection nearby, a boat like the City of Corinne stood to make a killing in the shipping business going between Lake Point, near present-day Stansbury Park, and the railhead in Corinne. On her first trip to the lake’s southern shore, the boat returned north with 45 tons of ore.
Fluctuating lake levels eventually made it difficult for the City of Corinne to continue anchoring in its (Submitted on April 11, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 374 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on April 11, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.