D.C.C. & P. Inscription "B"

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D.C.C. & P. Inscription "B"
D.C.C. & P. Inscription "B" is located in Utah
D.C.C. & P. Inscription "B"
D.C.C. & P. Inscription "B" is located in the US
D.C.C. & P. Inscription "B"
Nearest city Moab, Utah
Coordinates 38°11′17″N 109°53′12″W / 38.18806°N 109.88667°W / 38.18806; -109.88667Coordinates: 38°11′17″N 109°53′12″W / 38.18806°N 109.88667°W / 38.18806; -109.88667
Area less than one acre
Built 1889
MPS Canyonlands National Park MRA
NRHP Reference # 88001251[1]
Added to NRHP October 7, 1988

Inscription "B" is a survey mark that was left at the confluence of the Colorado and Green rivers in Utah in 1889 by the Robert Brewster Stanton party as they surveyed a railway route. The inscription reads:

STA 84. 89 + 50

D. C. C. &.P. R.R.

May 4th 1 8 8 9[2]

Stanton and his crew were surveying for a proposed railroad, the Denver, Colorado Canyon and Pacific Railroad (D.C.C. & P.), which was planned to run from Grand Junction, Colorado to the Gulf of California. The railroad was never built. The inscription measures about 25 inches (64 cm) by 11 inches (28 cm) on a boulder about 100 feet (30 m) from the Green River.[2]

The site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 7, 1988.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Mehls, S.F. (September 16, 1986). "Classified Structure Field Report: D.C.C.& P. Inscription B" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 3 November 2011.