Mount Holly Railroad History

Mount Holly Railroad History (HM1S15)

Location: Mount Holly, VT 05758 Rutland County
Country: United States of America

N 43° 27.106', W 72° 47.191'

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During construction of what became the Rutland Railroad, two important events occurred in Mount Holly. In 1848, a construction crew discovered the tusk and tooth of a woolly mammoth in the nearby wetland. These are on display in the Community Historical Museum in Belmont Village. The second event occurred on December 18, 1849 near this highpoint on the rail line, later called the Summit. The tracks that connected here were being constructed simultaneously from Burlington and Boston. Locomotives pulling trains with dignitaries from both cities met to drive the last spike. Water from Lake Champlain and Boston Harbor was mingled in front of the cowcatchers, and all celebrated with rum and local hard cider.
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HM NumberHM1S15
Year Placed2015
Placed ByVermont Division for Historical Preservation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 9:06am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 679092 N 4813364
Decimal Degrees43.45176667, -72.78651667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 27.106', W 72° 47.191'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 27' 6.36" N, 72° 47' 11.46" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)802
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2278-2368 VT-103, Mount Holly VT 05758, US
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