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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Utah

Beaver Opera House Marker image, Touch for more information
By Bill Kirchner, June 16, 2014
Beaver Opera House Marker
1 Utah, Beaver County, Beaver — N-404 — Beaver Opera House
The Beaver Opera House, built between 1908 and 1909, helped mark the beginning of the local citizens’ desire to build a “New Beaver” that would be the envy of other communities. The board of directors of the opera house were quoted as . . . Map (db m1429) HM
2 Utah, Beaver County, Beaver — N-603 — Beaver Relief Society HallUtah Historic Site
Built in 1896, the Beaver Relief Society Hall is one of only two buildings in Beaver associated with the Relief Society, the organization for women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The building was used for general gathering . . . Map (db m75580) HM
3 Utah, Beaver County, Beaver — 64 — Beaver Stake Tabernacle
On this site in 1865-66 a tabernacle was erected by the pioneers. Built of local brick, lumber and stone. It was of pioneer architecture with a large assembly hall, gallery, full basement, a tower and large bell. This building was used for church . . . Map (db m75614) HM
4 Utah, Beaver County, Beaver — 570 — Beaver Territorial Courthouse
Beaver Territorial Courthouse is considered one of the finest examples of Pioneer architecture. The architect, K.A. Kletting, designed the building in the Queen Ann style with Victorian overtones. The courthouse was constructed under the direction . . . Map (db m75581) HM
5 Utah, Beaver County, Beaver — Early Sawed Log Farm Cabin(circa 1890-1900)
This early sawed log farm cabin (circa 1890-1900) was relocated to this site from the small hamlet of Manderfield located 5 miles north of Beaver. Manderfield was known as Indian Creek in pioneer days. The Beaver Chapter of the sons of The Utah . . . Map (db m127201) HM
6 Utah, Beaver County, Beaver — Enoch E. Cowdell HouseUtah Historic Site
The Enoch E. Cowdell house, named after the original owner, was constructed around 1873 with a hall parlor type floor plan. Although the hall parlor was one of the earliest housing types in Utah, it continued to be a popular floor plan (particularly . . . Map (db m75572) HM
7 Utah, Beaver County, Beaver — 67 — Fort Cameron(Located 2 miles east)
Established as the post of Beaver, May 15, 1872, by the 8th U.S. Infantry, Major John D. Wilkins, commanding. The military reservation, declared May 12, 1873, comprised two and two-thirds square miles. The name was changed July 1, 1874, to Fort . . . Map (db m75575) HM
8 Utah, Beaver County, Beaver — 327 — Fort Cameron - Murdock Academy
In 1872-73 a two and two-thirds mile square, protective military reservation was established following the request of C.M. Hawley, Associate Justice, Utah Territory. Built of native rock and lumber, it received 250 troops Sept. 7, 1873, Major John . . . Map (db m75578) HM
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9 Utah, Beaver County, Beaver — Beaver-1 — Grimshaw HomeUtah Historic Homes
Built By: Duckworth Grimshaw, 1877 Registered By: The Harley Fotheringhams, 1/12/72 Construction Notes Original Portion Built of Black Volcanic Rock Map (db m75574) HM
10 Utah, Beaver County, Beaver — Joseph Tattersall HouseUtah Historic Site
The house was built c. 1877 for Joseph Tattersall, an early settler of Beaver City. It is a one-and-a-half-story tall building constructed of black rock--a hard, dense volcanic stone that is commonly found in the nearby foothills in small . . . Map (db m75573) HM
11 Utah, Beaver County, Beaver — 68 — Lee’s Ranch Indian Raid
Hostile Indians raided a small settlement in this vicinity Oct. 27, 1866, centering their attack on the house where Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Lee, their two daughters, and eight year old son, a young Miss Hall and Joseph Lillywhite were barricaded, fighting . . . Map (db m75616) HM
12 Utah, Beaver County, Beaver — Philo T. Farnsworth
Philo Taylor Farnsworth was born August 19, 1906 in a log cabin near Beaver, Utah. At an early age, he became familiar with the various components of the telephone and the gramaphone. By age 12, he had a thorough understanding of electronics. In . . . Map (db m1421) HM
13 Utah, Beaver County, Beaver — 147 — Pioneer First Camp Ground
Near this site, Feb. 6, 1856, in zero weather, Beaver pioneers made their first camp. Prior to this, the land had been rejected as unfit for cultivation, but the amount of water available gave courage. At a mass meeting in Parowan some of the more . . . Map (db m75615) HM
14 Utah, Beaver County, Beaver — Pioneer Park
Dedicated to the memory of the valiant pioneers who erected the first woolen mills in Southern Utah in 1870. It was a busy mecca, with wagons coming and going from all over the State with their goods to trade.Map (db m75576) HM
15 Utah, Beaver County, Beaver — 31 — The Beaver Woolen Mills(Incorporated 1869)
On this site in 1870, in a three story building, 60 x 120 feet, the first Woolen Mills in Southern Utah operated. Machinery was brought here from New England by railroad and wagon. John Ashworth and others schooled in England in the art of wool . . . Map (db m75577) HM
16 Utah, Beaver County, Beaver — N-211 — Thomas Frazer HouseUtah Historic Site
This house was constructed in three sections by Thomas Frazer, the local stonemason, as his own home. The middle section (1870) and the east section (1872) are built of black basalt. The west section (c. 1890) is constructed of pink tuf. Thomas . . . Map (db m75570) HM
17 Utah, Beaver County, Cove Fort — 6 — Cove Fort
Completed April 12, 1867, by direction of Brigham Young, with L.D.S. Church funds, as a travelers way station and refuge from Indians. Ira N. Hinckley built and maintained it as a hostelry and residence until 1877. A well within the fort provided . . . Map (db m75519) HM
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18 Utah, Beaver County, Cove Fort — Fort WilldenA Farm and Way Station
The first settlers in this area were the family of Charles W. and Eleanor Willden. They were English converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who had come to Utah in 1849. Because Charles was an iron worker, Brigham Young called . . . Map (db m75518) HM
19 Utah, Beaver County, Frisco — 268 — Frisco
A typical mining town at the foot of the San Francisco Mountain was fed by the fabulously rich Horn Silver Mine. By 1885 over $60,000,000 in zinc, copper, lead, silver, and gold were hauled away by mule train and the Utah Central Railroad. Water was . . . Map (db m78264) HM
20 Utah, Box Elder County, Beaver Dam — 334 — Hansen Cooperative Dairy
The Box Elder Cooperative Association was established in 1867 -68 by Lorenzo Snow, under direction of Brigham Young. In 1871 a dairy, said to be the first in Utah, was built south of Beaver Dam, near a cold water spring, Christian Hansen, operator. . . . Map (db m44467) HM
21 Utah, Box Elder County, Brigham City — 11 — Brigham City Co-op StoreBuilt 1890 — Brigham City Historic Tour —
The mercantile store was the last building constructed for the Brigham City Co-op. Three years after the store opened, a fire broke out. Financial losses from the fire shut down the business a year before the cooperative organization closed. . . . Map (db m105251) HM
22 Utah, Box Elder County, Brigham City — Brigham City Fire Station/City Hall
Constructed in 1909 at a cost of about $7000, this building original housed the city fire department on the main floor and city offices on the second floor. It also had a jail in the southeast corner and "hobo apartments" in the basement. This was . . . Map (db m105252) HM
23 Utah, Box Elder County, Brigham City — 22 — Call's Fort
This monument marks the S.E. corner of fort built by Anson Call and associates in 1855 under direction of President Brigham Young as protection against Indians. The fort was the most northerly outpost in Utah. It was one hundred twenty feet . . . Map (db m152317) HM
24 Utah, Box Elder County, Brigham City — 69 — Erected in Honor of Brigham Young
In commemoration of the outstanding service he rendered the intermountain west as Patriot, Pioneer, Colonizer, Church leader, and Statesman on this plot of ground Aug 19th, 1877 he delivered his last public address when he organized the Box Elder . . . Map (db m152538) HM
25 Utah, Box Elder County, Collingston — Hampton's Bear River Crossing
Ford was used by Indians, Fur Tappers and Mountain Men. About 1853 Ben Hampton and Wm. Godbe operated a ferry for emigrant traffic. The site became a "home station" successively for stages of Oliver & Conniver, Ben Holladay, and Wells-Fargo. About . . . Map (db m105494) HM
26 Utah, Box Elder County, Collingston — HSLC UT-8 — Hensley/Salt Lake Cutoff - Hampton Ford
"...we came to Bear River Crossing, ... There has been a ferry established here all summer until the later week, when the waters have become so much fallen that it renders it useless The river is now about 150 ft. wide, an average depth of 2 1/2 . . . Map (db m105495) HM
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27 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — 10 Miles of TrackLaid in One Day — World Record —
10 miles of track, laid in one day. April 28th 1869Map (db m100050) HM
28 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — BBU-7 — Bidwell/Bartleson Trail - Monument PointFirst Overland Emigrant Party
"We now skirted the north end of the lake, sometimes traveling in a valley and again along the shore of the lake where the mountains jutted down nearly to its shores." -- Nicholas "Cheyenne" Dawson, narrative, August 26, 1841Map (db m105300) HM
29 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — Big Fill Trail Reported permanently removed
Look down this path toward the sharp V-shaped notch in the shoulder of the mountainside ahead. Walking the Big Fill Trail, you can still see some of the violent fury of the final days of the race to Promontory, carved into unyielding limestone. . . . Map (db m171363) HM
30 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — Big Fill Trail
This 1.5 mile round-trip route leads to two of the most significant railroad construction features in the Promontory area - the Central Pacific's Big Fill and the Union Pacific's Big Trestle site. The trail is easy to walk, thanks to the two . . . Map (db m171369) HM
31 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — Centre Siding1879-1899
Mile 762.7 from San Francisco Information about this siding is limited to ambiguous notations amending Central Pacific RR survey plats and profiles. Onsite investigations have revealed no evidence of occupation.Map (db m105299) HM
32 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — Chinese ArchA Monument in Limestone
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 . . . Map (db m171373) HM
33 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — Competition 1869
Lacking precise instructions from Congress as to where to meet, and spurred by financial rewards for building grade, both railroad companies prepared railbed past each other for 250 miles. No parallel track was ever laid. Promontory Summit was . . . Map (db m80934) HM
34 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — 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 . . . Map (db m117001) HM
35 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — Corinne Methodist Episcopal Church
1870 This is the oldest extant Protestant Church building in Utah. It was dedicated by Chaplin C.C. McCabe and Reverend G.M. Peirce on September 20, 1870 Map (db m105257) HM
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36 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — 229 — Corinne Opera House
On this site the Corinne Opera House, for many years the largest recreation center in Utah outside of Salt Lake City, was erected in 1879. Built of red pine lumber with square nails, the leading stock companies, California bound on the new railroad, . . . Map (db m105258) HM
37 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — Evolution of Rail
Helping to Build a Nation Steel production increased rapidly in the United States after the Civil War. Prior to the war, the United States had not produced one single steel rail. By 1873, it had produced nearly 115,000 tons of steel . . . Map (db m172235) HM
38 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — Irish Monument
To the Irish who toiled on the transcontinental railroad uniting our nation Map (db m171378) HM
39 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — Jubilation Coast to Coast Reported permanently removed
For four years Americans closely followed the progress of the Pacific railroad in their newspapers, anxious to see it completed. By May 1869, intense attention was focused on this desolate corner of northern Utah. The entire country was eager for . . . Map (db m171374) HM
40 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — Last Spike DrivenNoon…Monday…May 10th, 1869
A rough crowd had gathered at the far set of tracks 15 yards ahead. Six million spikes and six years’ work lay behind them. Now, only one section of rails was left undone. The honor of ceremonially “finishing” the Pacific railroad with a . . . Map (db m80931) HM
41 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — May 10, 1869
With an officer of the Twenty-first U.S. Infantry posed on the completed tracks and men of his regiment behind him, dignitaries of the Union Pacific Railroad stand for a photograph. Dr. Thomas C. Durant, Union Pacific Vice-President, is seen , at . . . Map (db m80940) HM
42 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — May 9, 1869
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 . . . Map (db m80939) HM
43 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — Monument
Mile 748.6 from San Francisco Monument was little more than a siding and wye for the railroad, with little evidence remaining today of the railroad era. Its name came from Monument Point, a prominent landform visible from here. Photos from . . . Map (db m105301) HM
44 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — Original Rail
Spanning a Continent The Pacific Railroad Act of 1862 mandated that American-made iron be used to fabricate all rail for the transcontinental railroad. Although steel was more durable, it was not widely available in the United . . . Map (db m171384) HM
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45 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — Presbyterian Centennial1869 - 1969
The Presbyterian work in Utah began at Corinne June 11, 1969 under Rev. Melancthon Hughes, sent here by Rev. Sheldon Jackson, missionary and educator. This bell was later given to the first congregation. In the first century, the Presbyterians . . . Map (db m105261) HM
46 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — Rozel1869-1942
Mile 765.0 from San Francisco This site was christened Victory on April 28, 1869 when Central Pacific Workers rested for lunch after laying six miles of track during the famous laying of ten miles of track in a day. The site was later named . . . Map (db m105297) HM
47 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — September 1869
The transcontinental railroad was a commercial link which opened new markets and figuratively united the nation with bands of rail. Seen here are Union Pacific Railroad fruit cars en route to California to be loaded with perishables for Eastern . . . Map (db m80938) HM
48 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — September 1869
Four months after completion, Promontory was a notorious boomtown composed of hotels, saloons, and gambling tents with a few stores and shops. Transcontinental passengers changed trains here until mid-1870. Many were victimized by resident gamblers . . . Map (db m80942) HM
49 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — September 8, 1942
After the opening of the Lucin Cutoff in 1904, the historic rail line north of the Great Salt Lake was of minimal importance. In 1942 the last spike was ceremonially “undriven” here before a crowd of Union Pacific, Southern Pacific, and . . . Map (db m80941) HM
50 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — Spiral Jetty
Spiral Jetty is an earthwork sculpture constructed in April, 1970 that is considered to be the central work of American sculptor Robert Smithson (1938-1973). Built on the northeastern shore of the Great Salt Lake near Rozel Point in Utah entirely of . . . Map (db m223247) HM
51 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — Stairway to Promontory
The cut below you on the Union Pacific grade is a good example of the stair step construction method used by the railroads. The workers were set to grading, scraping and blasting on several different levels of a cut at once. This method increased . . . Map (db m100047) HM
52 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — The “Orange Special” Wreck
You are now standing on the historic railbed and to your right at the gate that separates the old railbed from the highway, the Southern Pacific covered an old trestle with fill on the steepest grade on the Promontory Mountains. For years helper . . . Map (db m80956) HM
53 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — The Big Fill
Competing for fame and money, the two railroads constructed over 250 miles of parallel grade. Here the Central Pacific built the Big Fill before Congress gave final construction rights to the Union Pacific. Afterward, the U.P. sold the tracks . . . Map (db m80957) HM
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54 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — The Big Trestle
Lacking time to fill the ravine before you, Union Pacific crews built the bridge shown in the photo. One reporter said that nothing he could write “would convey an idea of the flimsy character of that structure.” You can still see the . . . Map (db m80958) HM
55 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — 136 — The First Weather Station in Utah
In 1870 the first U.S. Government weather station in Utah was erected on this site by the War Department Signal Service, U.S. Army Division of Telegrams and Reports, for the benefit of commerce. The observer was William W. McElroy. The station was . . . Map (db m105253) HM
56 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — The Last Cut
By April of 1869, the Union Pacific was working its Mormon and Irish labor forces day and night in order to meet the scheduled deadline for the completion of the railroad. Below you is the last cut made along the transcontinental route. Cuts such as . . . Map (db m80952) HM
57 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — The Locomotives of Golden Spike - Jupiter
”More representative American locomotives of the period would be difficult to find. Both the Jupiter and 119 were of the eight wheel or 4-4-0 wheel arrangement. This style of engine was so common in the United States that it was called the . . . Map (db m80965) HM
58 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — The Locomotives of Golden Spike - No. 119
“The original Jupiter and No.119 were scrapped at the turn of the century. Despite their absence, the replica locomotive tell the story of the building and significance of the nation’s first transcontinental railroad. Today’s . . . Map (db m80966) HM
59 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — The Track that United the StatesGolden Spike National Historic Site
A sharp eye can still pick out the marks of early railroad building along this rugged escarpment, even if the original iron rails and timber ties themselves are gone. These fading remnants tell the story of a daunting engineering . . . Map (db m69108) HM
60 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — Transcontinental RailroadNational Back Country Byway — Rails of History —
Welcome to the Transcontinental Railroad National Back Country Byway. The railroad grade you will be driving represents an epic achievement in American history, linking East to West in a new nation. Today, the landscape looks much the same as it did . . . Map (db m100000) HM
61 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — Transforming Communication: from Coast to Coast
Not only did the Railroad Act of 1862 lay out a grand plan of connecting the continent by rail, but the legislation called for a communication transformation as well. A telegraph line was to be strung along the transcontinental route ushering in an . . . Map (db m125276) HM
62 Utah, Box Elder County, Corinne — Water BellCorinne Historical Society
This bell was brought to Corinne by Hyrum House to warn the community at times when the water was to be shut off. In 1896 it was used to ring in Statehood for the State of Utah. It was rung so hard that day, that it cracked, then was placed on a . . . Map (db m155256) HM
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63 Utah, Box Elder County, Honeyville — 10 — In Honor of James Bridger1804 - 1881 — Early Western Fur Trapper, Frontiersman, Scout and Guide —
To settle a wager among the trappers who were making their first winter rendezvous in Cache Valley, Bridger floated alone in a bull boat down Bear River to its outlet to determine the river's course in the late autumn or early winter of 1824, thus . . . Map (db m152315) HM
64 Utah, Box Elder County, Lucin — Lucin
When the railroads were first moving across the country, they needed water for their steam engines. The Lucin ponds were developed in the 1800’s for this purpose. The water to fill the ponds comes through a pipeline from the Pilot Mountain range, . . . Map (db m136325) HM
65 Utah, Box Elder County, Park Valley — Bovine
Mile 691.6 from San Francisco Track-laying crews reached Bovine March 28, 1869 and established a section station. A freight platform was constructed in Bovine in 1885. The site was named after Bovine Mountain located directly north of the . . . Map (db m105480) HM
66 Utah, Box Elder County, Park Valley — Historic Lucin
Mile 680.5 from San Francisco Historic Lucin was established as a section station on July 6th, 1875. A nearby rail station originally held the name "Lucin," but the name and the services were relocated here to Historic Lucin. It also served . . . Map (db m105482) HM
67 Utah, Box Elder County, Park Valley — Kelton
Mile 734.1 from San Francisco Kelton served as a section station for the Central Pacific Railroad from 1869-1942. The location was originally called Indian Creek but was soon renamed Kelton in honor of a local stockman. The town was built . . . Map (db m105340) HM
68 Utah, Box Elder County, Park Valley — Matlin
Mile 712.8 from San Francisco Track laying crews reached the site of Matlin on April 5, 1869. Matlin was used by the railroad from 1869-1904 as a section station. Chinese railroad workers built a small community next to the facilities. . . . Map (db m105426) HM
69 Utah, Box Elder County, Park Valley — Medea Siding1899-1906
Mile 686.4 from San Francisco The presence of the RR made vast areas of the rangeland available to ranchers by providing the vital link to civilization. The RR furnished an avenue for supplies and an outlet to numerous markets. This siding . . . Map (db m105481) HM
70 Utah, Box Elder County, Park Valley — Old Terrace
Mile 703.5 from San Francisco Old Terrace is a mile east of the population center of Terrace. There was probably never a settlement here, but heavy traffic in and out of Terrance may have required a backup siding. Not many references of Old . . . Map (db m105430) HM
71 Utah, Box Elder County, Park Valley — Ombey
Mile 722.6 from San Francisco The railroad siding at Ombey was completed in 1879. Within two years , a section house, tool house, and Chinese bunk and cookhouses had been constructed. The nearby facilities of Gravel Pit were abandoned in favor . . . Map (db m105344) HM
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72 Utah, Box Elder County, Park Valley — Peplin
Mile 727.3 from San Francisco Peplin was a small temporary occupation. Central Pacific track layers reached this point on April 9, 1869, but the earliest documented use as a siding was 1888. The remains of Peplin siding can be seen in the . . . Map (db m105341) HM
73 Utah, Box Elder County, Park Valley — Red Dome Siding1895-1907
Mile 708.5 from San Francisco This siding was built May 30, 1895 to accommodate increased traffic and possibly area ranchers. It appears than no support facilities were constructed at the site. Railroad records indicate that siding . . . Map (db m105429) HM
74 Utah, Box Elder County, Park Valley — Romola
Mile 717.6 from San Francisco The railroad siding at Romola was built in 1899 to meet increased rail traffic and the needs of local ranchers. The railroad was used by ranchers and cowboys as a way to move the cattle they raised to market . . . . Map (db m105347) HM
75 Utah, Box Elder County, Park Valley — Terrace
Terrace was the largest of the Central Pacific towns built in Utah. It was established in April 1869 as the maintenance and repair headquarters for the entire Salt Lake division. The railroad facilities here included and 8-track switchyard, a . . . Map (db m105434) HM
76 Utah, Box Elder County, Park Valley — Terrace Cemetery1869- ca. 1910
As the town grew, so did the cemetery. Accidents, illness, and old age contributed to residents of Terrace being buried here. The cemetery has been slowly deteriorating, but was in fairly good condition until 1986 when vandals stole some of the . . . Map (db m105433) HM
77 Utah, Box Elder County, Park Valley — Walden Siding1898-1906
Mile 697.5 from San Francisco This siding, built nearly 30 years after the laying of the track is evidence of ever increasing traffic and constant upgrading and improvement through the years as many as 10 trains a day used the Promontory . . . Map (db m105479) HM
78 Utah, Box Elder County, Park Valley — Watercress
Mile 699.8 from San Francisco Following the abandonment of Terrace, Watercress served as a principle freight and siding for area ranchers early in the twentieth century. Railroad documents record the existence of corrals, a barn, a stock . . . Map (db m105437) HM
79 Utah, Box Elder County, Promontory — Stephen Tyng Mather — July 4, 1867 — Jan. 22, 1930 —
He laid the foundation of the National Park Service, defining and establishing the policies under which its areas shall be developed and conserved unimpaired for future generations. There will never come an end to the good that he has done.Map (db m126140) HM
80 Utah, Box Elder County, Promontory — The Southern Pacific MonumentGolden Spike National Historic Site
An Icon Restored In 1965, the National Park Service assumed ownership of the aging monument, which had been damaged by years of weathering and vandalism. The interior had also been severely damaged by ground water that had wicked up into . . . Map (db m67076) HM
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81 Utah, Box Elder County, Promontory Summit — Golden SpikeNational Historic Site
"The last rail is laid, the spike is driven. The Pacific Railroad is completed." Here at Promontory, Utah, at 12:47 P.M. on May 10, 1869, the driving of a Golden Spike completed the first Transcontinental Railroad. Climax of a dramatic . . . Map (db m133654) HM
82 Utah, Box Elder County, Snowville — Elinor
Mile 739.1 from San Francisco Elinor was largely uninhabited. It was a long siding, measuring 2,300 feet in length, and was constructed in the early twentieth century to accommodate increased rail traffic. It was possibly also used as a freight . . . Map (db m105339) HM
83 Utah, Box Elder County, Snowville — Nella Siding(???)2-19(?)6, 1916-???? Reported damaged
Mile 743.6 from San Francisco Nella was an uninhabited siding built(?) in 1902 to serve local ranchers. The siding was removed in 1906, and relaid in 1916. In 191(?) a train car body and freight platform where present.Map (db m105308) HM
84 Utah, Box Elder County, Snowville — Seco
Mile 743 from San Francisco The section station at Seco was established in 1873 to accommodate facilities moved from Ten-Mile, another section station three-and-a-half miles east. The work crews and inhabitants of Seco were mainly Chinese. . . . Map (db m105337) HM
85 Utah, Box Elder County, Snowville — Ten-Mile
Mile 746.6 from San Francisco Ten-Mile was part of the long, circuitous route around the northern edge of the Great Salt Lake. Dry, inhospitable geography and steep railroad grades requiring helper locomotives in several locations led the . . . Map (db m105304) HM
86 Utah, Box Elder County, Willard — Willard BasinElevation 9300’
Land abuse and uncontrolled fire in this basin brought about serious floods. In 1923 and 1936 two lives were lost, homes and valuable farmland were damaged. These lands were left barren and gullied. Recognizing the need to restore this . . . Map (db m136327) HM
87 Utah, Cache County, Hyde Park — In Memory Of The Hyde Park Settlers
Erected in honor of those pioneers who helped settle Hyde Park. This Settlement was founded in 1860 by the following list. William Hyde, William Higgensen, Robert Daines, Lydia Wilkinson, Anthony Metcalf, James Hancey, Armenius Neeley, Thomas . . . Map (db m44498) HM
88 Utah, Cache County, Hyrum — Elite HallNational Register of Historic Places
The Elite Hall dance hall, designed by architect K.C. Schaub and constructed in 1917, is significant for its association with community events in the city of Hyrum. Financed by the Hyrum Amusement Company, Elite Hall became the primary dancing and . . . Map (db m149592) HM
89 Utah, Cache County, Hyrum — Hyrum SmithFeb. 9, 1800 — June 27, 1844
In whose honor Hyrum City was named in 1860Map (db m149780) HM
90 Utah, Cache County, Hyrum — 55 — The Great Fur Cache
To commemorate an important episode in the early history of the west and to honor the scouts and explorers of earlier days, this monument was erected. In this vicinity in the winter of 1825-26 a cache containing 75 bales of furs, mostly beaver, . . . Map (db m149775) HM
91 Utah, Cache County, Logan — 102 North MainLogan Historic Site
This structure is built with beautiful, gray brick that has been well preserved. The two-story flat roofed building has a classical emphasis. The original front entrance of double doors was crowned with a stone engraving depicting a pioneer scene . . . Map (db m44420) HM
92 Utah, Cache County, Logan — 141 North MainS.E. Needham Jewelers — Utah Historic Site —
This building, constructed in 1904, was first occupied by John H. Anderson who operated a general merchandise store. The store continued to function until the mid - 1960’s and sold shoes, dry goods, groceries, and clothing. The original owner, Louie . . . Map (db m44448) HM
93 Utah, Cache County, Logan — 160 North MainFederal Building — Logan Historic Site —
This large brick structure, built in 1911, is classical in style and virtually unaltered since construction. The top of the building is crowned by a heavy, classic cornice. The front entrance is sided by pilasters and topped with a modified Roman . . . Map (db m44429) HM
94 Utah, Cache County, Logan — 19 North MainBluebird Restaurant — Logan Historic Site —
Built c. 1890, this two-story, dark brick structure is crowned with a cream colored Federal-Greek cornice. Below the cornice are three French doors with transoms and small, Latin balconies. Large transom windows at the mezzanine have segmented . . . Map (db m44424) HM
95 Utah, Cache County, Logan — 220 West CenterLogan Center Street Historic District
Constructed in 1921, this two-story home is an excellent example of the Prairie School style popular between 1901 and 1925. The early of Frank Lloyd Wright gave rise to the Prairie School style by creating forms that were precise and angular with an . . . Map (db m44421) HM
96 Utah, Cache County, Logan — 5 South MainThatcher Brothers Bank & Opera House — Logan Historic Site —
Wells Fargo Bank now occupies the site of the Thatcher Brothers Bank & Opera House, which was constructed in 1890. The Thatcher Brothers Bank was the first one to open in the valley. The Opera House was located on the second floor and could seat 800 . . . Map (db m44426) HM
97 Utah, Cache County, Logan — 75 South Main — Utah Historic Site —
This property was owned in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s by Luna Young Thatcher, a daughter of Brigham Young by his first wife. Luna Young Thatcher owned the entire corner and, by all reports, had the area beautifully landscaped. In 1912 the . . . Map (db m44447) HM
98 Utah, Cache County, Logan — 99 North Main — Logan Historic Site —
This building was one of the earliest general merchandise stores built in Logan, and it continued as such until 1872. The owner sold the building and his merchandise and joined the historically significant ‘cooperative’ movement sponsored by the . . . Map (db m44481) HM
99 Utah, Cache County, Logan — 1 — Bullen Center37 South Main — Utah Historic Site —
This large, two-story, brick building is one of Logan’s early examples of commercial architecture, with some Victorian embellishments added. The building was constructed in 1902 by George W. Thatcher. KVNU, the first radio station in Logan, got it’s . . . Map (db m45819) HM
100 Utah, Cache County, Logan — Cache County Court House
Restored in honor of pioneer Logan residents David Eccles 1849-1912 Ellen Stoddard Eccles 1867-1957 David Eccles, a Scottish immigrant to Utah became one of the state’s most prominent business leaders. His extensive enterprises laid the . . . Map (db m44432) HM

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Nov. 28, 2023