Terrace

Terrace (HM1ZXN)

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

N 41° 30.192', W 113° 31.002'

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Terrace was the largest of the Central Pacific towns built in Utah. It was established in April 1869 as the maintenance and repair headquarters for the entire Salt Lake division. The railroad facilities here included and 8-track switchyard, a 16-stall roundhouse, and a water tank.
The population center supported businesses, store, a school, a public bath, and a justice of the peace (who also ran the saloon). Although all water had to be piped in by an aqueduct constructed by Chinese work crews, there were tree-lined streets in the residential area and a nice town square.
At its peak, the townsite had a population of about 1,000, including around 500 Chinese occupants. The Chinese were generally excluded from the census, and some tallies counted registered voters only.
Terrace was almost completely dependent on the railroad and began an inevitable decline after the Lucin Cutoff was completed in 1904. There also appears to have been a serious fire in the early twentieth century, which hastened the process. The fire was possible caused by a collision between two trains, one carrying explosive black powder.
Extensive evidence of the town can still be seen, including the turntable depression, remnants of roundhouse stalls, cellar depressions, and the cemetery to the east. Please do no disturb these historic resources
so that others may enjoy them.
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HM NumberHM1ZXN
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
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Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 11:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 289951 N 4597677
Decimal Degrees41.50320000, -113.51670000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 30.192', W 113° 31.002'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 30' 11.52" N, 113° 31' 0.12" 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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