Corinne - Pioneer Railroad Town

Corinne - Pioneer Railroad Town (HM1DUV)

Location: Brigham City, UT 84302 Box Elder County
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N 41° 33', W 112° 6.452'

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Looking toward the immediate completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad, Corinne Townsite was laid out in the Spring of 1869.Railroad Financiers, Real Estate Promoters, Businessmen & Gambling Sharks, launched a boom to make Corinne the shipping, trading & amusement center of the Rocky Mts.
Although Congress had planned the junction of the Union Pacific & Central Pacific Railroads at or near Ogden, the Union Pacific designated Corinne as the Freight Junction for the rich mines of Montana & the communities of Idaho & northern Utah. This decision was made after the Engineers declared that the town lay in the center of the Rocky Mountain Area & that the Bear River was navigable by Steamboat, making it possible for freight to be transported from Corinne via Bear River, the Great Salt Lake, & the Jordan River to Salt Lake City.
For a time the town flourished to the fullest expectation of its promoters, supporting a newspaper, many businesses & more than 100 saloons & Gambling Houses. In its prime, Corinne was one of Utah's busiest cities, many times, over 500 freight wagons were congregated here.
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 11:00pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 407632 N 4600407
Decimal Degrees41.55000000, -112.10753333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 33', W 112° 6.452'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 33' 0.00" N, 112° 6' 27.12" W
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Area Code(s)435
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3851-3899 Promontory Rd, Brigham City UT 84302, US
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