Strasburg in Arapahoe County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
First Transcontinental Railroad
Entered in the National Register of Historic Places 8/10/70
Erected by Comanche Crossing Historical Society 2008
Erected 2008 by Comanche Crossing Historical Society.
Location. 39° 44.23′ N, 104° 19.883′ W. Marker is in Strasburg, Colorado, in Arapahoe County. Marker can be reached from East Colfax Avenue west of Wagner Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 56060 East Colfax Avenue, Strasburg CO 80136, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least Comanche Crossing Centennial (approx. 0.3 miles away); High-Five Plains Towns / Ten Miles a Day (approx. 3½ miles away); Front Range Flight (approx. 3½ miles away).
Also see . . . Comanche Crossing Historical Society & Museum. ...On August 15, 1870, the last 10¼ miles of track were laid by two crews, one working from the east and one from the west in a record-breaking nine hours. Fifteen months earlier, the golden spike ceremony had been held in Utah, to note the joining by rail of the eastern United States with the west. But the tracks joined at Promontory Summit connected only Omaha and Sacramento in a continuous chain. With the completion of the rails at Strasburg it became possible, at last, to board a train in New York and travel all the way to San Francisco by rail. (Submitted on August 23, 2015.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 499 times since then and 92 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.