Idaho's 1st Railroad

Idaho's 1st Railroad (HM21O1)

Location: Inkom, ID 83245 Bannock County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 47.868', W 112° 15.714'

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Through this canyon once puffed the wood-burning locomotives of the narrow-gauge Utah and Northern Railway.
Construction, undertaken by a Mormon Co-op, came northward from a junction with the transcontinental line, but stopped in 1874 at Franklin on the Utah-Idaho border. Jay Gould, famous financier of the Union Pacific, took over in 1877: trains were passing here the next summer, and the rails reached Montana in 1880. New life for east Idaho followed the shrieking whistles of those little Utah and Northern trains.
HM NumberHM21O1
Placed ByIdaho Department of Transportation
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Date Added Thursday, September 14th, 2017 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 396807 N 4739133
Decimal Degrees42.79780000, -112.26190000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 47.868', W 112° 15.714'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 47' 52.08" N, 112° 15' 42.84" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)208
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2053 W Old Hwy 91, Inkom ID 83245, US
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