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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZXQ_watercress_Wendover-UT.html
Mile 699.8 from San Francisco Following the abandonment of Terrace, Watercress served as a principle freight and siding for area ranchers early in the twentieth century. Railroad documents record the existence of corrals, a barn, a stock pon…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZXP_walden-siding_Wendover-UT.html
Mile 697.5 from San Francisco This siding, built nearly 30 years after the laying of the track is evidence of ever increasing traffic and constant upgrading and improvement through the years as many as 10 trains a day used the Promontory bra…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZXO_terrace-cemetery_Wendover-UT.html
As the town grew, so did the cemetery. Accidents, illness, and old age contributed to residents of Terrace being buried here. The cemetery has been slowly deteriorating, but was in fairly good condition until 1986 when vandals stole some of the he…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZXN_terrace_Wendover-UT.html
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-s…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZXM_romola_Park-Valley-UT.html
Mile 717.6 from San Francisco The railroad siding at Romola was built in 1899 to meet increased rail traffic and the needs of local ranchers. The railroad was used by ranchers and cowboys as a way to move the cattle they raised to market . W…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZXL_red-dome-siding_Wendover-UT.html
Mile 708.5 from San Francisco This siding was built May 30, 1895 to accommodate increased traffic and possibly area ranchers. It appears than no support facilities were constructed at the site. Railroad records indicate that siding maintenan…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZXK_old-terrace_Wendover-UT.html
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 …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZXJ_medea-siding_Wendover-UT.html
Mile 686.4 from San Francisco The presence of the RR made vast areas of the rangeland available to ranchers by providing the vital link to civilization. The RR furnished an avenue for supplies and an outlet to numerous markets. This siding b…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZXI_matlin_Wendover-UT.html
Mile 712.8 from San Francisco Track laying crews reached the site of Matlin on April 5, 1869. Matlin was used by the railroad from 1869-1904 as a section station. Chinese railroad workers built a small community next to the facilities. Pop…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1ZXH_historic-lucin_Wendover-UT.html
Mile 680.5 from San Francisco Historic Lucin was established as a section station on July 6th, 1875. A nearby rail station originally held the name "Lucin," but the name and the services were relocated here to Historic Lucin. It also served …
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