100th Meridian
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plainsdrifter358
N 40° 51.414 W 099° 59.092
14T E 416991 N 4523338
Quick Description: 100th Meridian is 1st marjor goal of the transcontinental railroad.
Location: Nebraska, United States
Date Posted: 8/15/2006 8:54:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMM8V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
Views: 99

Long Description:
100th Meridian MonumentConstruction of the Union Pacific track reached the 100th Meridian on 26 October 1866 and a grand ceremony was held near this spot with over 250 notables in attendance on the first passenger train west of the Missouri River. In 1879, John Wesley Powell, in his Geological Report, recognized the 100th Meridian as the natural demarcation line extending northward from the western shore of the Gulf of Mexico. Evaporation from the Gulf supplies rain water east of this line, and the insufficient rainwater west of the line is from the Pacific. This is where the humid East meets the arid West. The photo on the right is along the old highway west of town at the site of the actual 100th Meridian.
Marker Name: The 100th Meridian

City: yes

Roadside: no

Other: no

Web Address if available:: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Post Pictures:
1. Close up of historical marker
2. Picture of surrounding area (would prefer to have the marker in the picture also). Thanks!
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