Rocky Mountain Glee Club, Echo City
circa 1868
10 HIGH x 13 WIDE x 0.0625 DEEP
(25.4 HIGH x 0.16 DEEP)
Museum Purchase

"138 Rockey Mountain glee club Echo City" inscribed in emulsion along top edge.

Photograph. Title: 138 Rocky Mountain Glee Club Echo City (Scratched on negative) Image Description: See title. Ten men posing in front of tent. Physical Description: "Imperial Plate" collodion glass negative, 10"X13". Sub. Cat.: Transportation -- Railroads

Echo City is in Utah, east of Salt Lake City where the Weber and Echol Canyons join. In 1868 and 1869 the town was the construction headquarters for Samuel B. Reed, Chief of Construction of the Union Pacific Railroad.

By January 15, 1869, the tracks had reached Echol City from the East, but there were many tunnels and bridges to be completed and track to be laid down the weber Canyon before the trains could reach Promontory north of the Great Salt Lake. (This information was provided by Susan Williams, A.J. Russell's biographer.)

"In 1866, Reed was promoted from survey engineer to Engineer of Construction and Superintendent of Operations." Remarks per Glenn Willumson for the NEA Russell Grant, July 2013 - June 2015.

Public Domain Mark
This work (by Andrew J. Russell), identified by Oakland Museum of California, is free of known copyright restrictions.

Used: Union Pacific Railroad

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