Utah & Northern Railroad
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N 42° 51.646 W 112° 26.188
12T E 382650 N 4746354
Quick Description: This historical marker, erected by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, is located in front of the Charles H. Kegel Liberal Arts building on the Idaho State University campus.
Location: Idaho, United States
Date Posted: 12/11/2013 11:05:10 PM
Waymark Code: WMJP79
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GeoDuo
Views: 3

Long Description:
Daughters of Utah Pioneers
No. 291
Erected 1963
Utah & Northern Railroad

This monument marks the route of the first Idaho railroad. The Utah & Northern narrow gauge was started as a Mormon Co-op at Ogden, Utah, in 1871. It reached Franklin, Idaho in 1874. Union Pacific interests extended the line to Garrison, Montana between 1878 and 1884, a total distance of 466 miles. The route through Pocatello was changed in 1883 and the gauge was standardized on July 24, 1887. The Utah & Northern brought new life to the entire area.

Bannock County, Idaho.

Marker Name: Utah & Northern Railroad

Marker Type: Roadside

Marker Text:
See Long Description

County: Bannock

City: Pocatello

Date Dedicated: 1963

Group Responsible for Placement: Daughters of Utah Pioneers

Marker Number: 291

Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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