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History English Railroad Rails Found at the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Building Relocation Project in Salt Lake City, Utah (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Donald D. Southworth II.

During the relocation of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows building in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, in 2008-09, six old railroad rails were removed from the west side of the building. These rails had been used to prevent cars from hitting utility boxes and other fixtures located along the building. The rails had been placed vertically in the ground with the flat bottom of the rail facing out. Each location where the rails were used consisted of two rails on either side of the fixture and...

‘Over The Hill’. A Stratified Approach To The Archaeology Of The Donner Pass Route Through The Sierra Nevada. (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Stuart Rathbone.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Roads, Rivers, Rails and Trails (and more): The Archaeology of Linear Historic Properties" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The Donner Pass Route through the Sierra Nevada has successively featured emigrant trails, a military survey route, a wagon road, the transcontinental railroad, the transcontinental telegraph, hydroelectric power stations and lumber mills connected to long distance box flumes, the...