Monument

Monument (HM1ZKZ)

Location: Snowville, UT 84336 Box Elder County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 42.168', W 112° 50.664'

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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 1869 show Lone Rock, which is below Monument Point, in a promotional photo of the "Jupiter" train engine run by Central Pacific. The Jupiter was carrying dignitaries to Promontory for the ceremonial driving of the Golden Spike, signifying the completion of the east and west railroads.
A rail spur off the tracks led to the Desert Salt Works. The salt plant provided employment for some of the 25 or so inhabitants of the settlement. Remains of the Salt Works can be seen today in the stone foundation of four rooms and remnants of lumber.
Monument was never very populated. After the closing of the salt plant, it served as a freight siding for regional ranchers.
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HM NumberHM1ZKZ
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Placed ByDepartment of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
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Date Added Monday, July 10th, 2017 at 12:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 346539 N 4618422
Decimal Degrees41.70280000, -112.84440000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 42.168', W 112° 50.664'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 42' 10.08" N, 112° 50' 39.84" 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 Salt Wells Rd, Snowville UT 84336, US
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