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Near Corinne in Box Elder County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

May 9, 1869

 
 
May 9, 1869 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 27, 2014
1. May 9, 1869 Marker
Inscription. In this photo, taken one day before the transcontinental line was completed, a 30-foot gap in the railroad remained. A tent town quickly grew around the Last Spike Site, and two of the first businesses, the Restaurant and the Red Cloud Saloon can be seen in the background. Within days, numerous other tents would appear as the town of Promontory came into existence. Behind the crowd are some of the cars which carried Central Pacific Railroad dignitaries to the celebration.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 41° 37.08′ N, 112° 33.08′ W. Marker is near Corinne, Utah, in Box Elder County. Marker can be reached from Golden Spike Road (22000 West Road) near 6400 North Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corinne UT 84307, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Locomotives of Golden Spike - No. 119 (a few steps from this marker); September 1869 (a few steps from this marker); May 10, 1869 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Locomotives of Golden Spike - Jupiter
May 9, 1869 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 27, 2014
2. May 9, 1869 Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); September 8, 1942 (within shouting distance of this marker); Competition 1869 (within shouting distance of this marker); Jubilation Coast to Coast (within shouting distance of this marker); Last Spike Driven (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corinne.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in the exhibit area behind the Golden Spike Visitors Center.
 
Categories. Railroads & Streetcars
 
May 9, 1869 (Original Marker) image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe
3. May 9, 1869 (Original Marker)
A photo of the original marker located at this site.
The Golden Spike On Display at the Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe
4. The Golden Spike On Display at the Visitor Center
Entrance sign to Golden Spike National Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe
5. Entrance sign to Golden Spike National Historic Site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 20, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 20, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.   3, 4, 5. submitted on November 20, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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