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Erected by Union Pacific Railroad in commemoration of Comanche Crossing Centennial
Marking point where rails were joined to form the first continuous land link by railroad across the U.S.
A continuous chain of rails, from the Atlantic to the Pacific had long been a vision of pioneer railroaders and frontier tamers. It became a reality at 3:00 pm on August 15, 1870 at a point 928 feet east of railroad milepost 602, near Comanche Cro…
A continuous chain of rails from Atlantic to Pacific — long a vision of pioneer railroaders and frontier-tamers — became reality at 3:00 P.M. on August 15, 1870. At a point 3,812 ft. east of the depot in what now is Strasburg, Colorado…