Near Site, Southern Pacific Ceremony of Silver Spike

Near Site, Southern Pacific Ceremony of Silver Spike (HMOCI)

Location: Comstock, TX 78837 Val Verde County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 45.945', W 101° 23.182'

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Marked completion of Southern Pacific Railway. Eastern part originated in Texas in 1850s; then was rechartered 1870 by Texas Legislature as Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Rwy., designed to join Houston and San Antonio to the Rio Grande.

T. W. Pierce of Boston gained control in 1874. Meantime, C. P. Huntington of California was building the Southern Pacific eastward; he wanted a Texas line to join his tracks, and reached agreement with Pierce. On Jan. 12, 1883, the two railroads met near the Pecos High Bridge, and were joined by a Silver Spike. (1967)
Year Placed1967
Placed ByThe Texas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 11:07pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 269267 N 3295215
Decimal Degrees29.76575000, -101.38636667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 45.945', W 101° 23.182'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 45' 56.70" N, 101° 23' 10.92" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 498 Unnamed Road, Comstock TX 78837, US
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