Chinese Arch

Chinese Arch (HM1B57)

Location: Corinne, UT 84307 Box Elder County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 37.691', W 112° 29.48'

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A Monument in Limestone

Ancient Lake Bonneville once covered this area, including the flanks of Promontory Range. The waves washing against the ancient shore eroded fault-fractured rocks, creating the arch in the 300-million-year-old Oquirrh Formation.

More than likely, Chinese Arch was named in recognition of the presence and contribution made by the Chinese who worked on the transcontinental railroad. While the arch was created by forces of nature, today it stands as a memorial to the Chinese who worked for the Central Pacific Railroad. It is an embodiment of the strength and stamina demonstrated during their construction and subsequent maintenance of the transcontinental railroad.
HM NumberHM1B57
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 1:23pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 375773 N 4609569
Decimal Degrees41.62818333, -112.49133333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 37.691', W 112° 29.48'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 37' 41.46" N, 112° 29' 28.80" W
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Area Code(s)435
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1123 Unnamed Road, Corinne UT 84307, US
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