The Last Cut

The Last Cut (HM1J9J)

Location: Corinne, UT 84307 Box Elder County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 37.672', W 112° 30.231'

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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 these were necessary to maintain a smooth and steady grade and to keep within the 2 percent maximum rise (106 feet per mile) mandated by the Pacific Railroad Act of 1862. Atop the cut, notice the excess rock left over from excavation, which is neatly stacked with the largest rocks on the bottom to stabilize the rock pile and to keep debris out of the cut. Excavated materials like these were often used as fill to build up the adjacent grade along the route.
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HM NumberHM1J9J
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Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Monday, February 23rd, 2015 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 374729 N 4609552
Decimal Degrees41.62786667, -112.50385000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 37.672', W 112° 30.231'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 37' 40.32" N, 112° 30' 13.86" W
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Area Code(s)435
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Corinne UT 84307, US
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