Promontory, Utah

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Promontory is a location in Box Elder County, Utah, centered approximately at Template:Coor dms, with an elevation of 1494 meters (4902 feet) above sea level. [1] (http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnis/web_query.GetDetail?tab=Y&id=1437660)


Promontory Summit achieved note as the location where the United States first Transcontinental Railroad was completed on May 10, 1869, with the driving of the Golden Spike, joining the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads. Promontory was the site of a temporary city during and shortly after the construction of the railroad, but this was then dismantled, and since then Promontory has had no permanent population. Since 1957 it has been preserved as part of the Golden Spike National Historic Site.

Important note: This place is sometimes called Promontory Point, which is, however, a different location at the southern tip of a peninsula in the Great Salt Lake.

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