September 1869

September 1869 (HM1J9L)

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

N 41° 37.071', W 112° 33.127'

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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 and con artists. Newspaperman J.H. Beadle noted of the town: "4,900 feet above sea level, though theologically speaking, if we interpret scripture literally, it ought to have been 49,000 feet below sea level, for it certainly was for its size, morally nearest to the infernal regions of any town on the road."
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HM NumberHM1J9L
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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 1:02pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 370689 N 4608511
Decimal Degrees41.61785000, -112.55211667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 37.071', W 112° 33.127'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 37' 4.26" N, 112° 33' 7.62" W
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Area Code(s)435
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 22000 W Rd, Corinne UT 84307, US
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