Old Terrace

Old Terrace (HM1ZXK)

Location: Wendover, UT 84083 Box Elder County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 31.092', W 113° 30.09'

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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 Terrace remain and its railroad use is unknown.
A historic railroad map indicated an aqueduct terminated in the vicinity of Old Terrace and there was possibly a water storage tank located here. Aqueducts were an important part of the Transcontinental Railroad's infrastructure. The aqueducts functioned to carry a necessary supply of water for domestic and railroad use. In the Great Salt Lake Desert, the arroyos and river beds remained dry most of the year and are prone to flash floods after storms. The aqueducts provided a dependable source of water and made desert settlements possible.
Examination of the area indicates that Old Terrace was uninhabited and lacked permanent facilities. A cemetery located here has identical construction to a cemetery enclosure at Kelton, although no grave markers remain.
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HM NumberHM1ZXK
Series This marker is part of the Transcontinental Railroad series, and the Transcontinental Railroad series, and the Transcontinental Railroad series.
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Placed ByDepartment of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 11:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 291268 N 4599306
Decimal Degrees41.51820000, -113.50150000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 31.092', W 113° 30.09'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 31' 5.52" N, 113° 30' 5.4" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)435
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Old Railroad Grade Rd, Wendover UT 84083, US
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