Island Pond
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Vermontish
N 44° 48.907 W 071° 52.819
19T E 272257 N 4966449
Quick Description: Not just an international railway, the first one in North America
Location: Vermont, United States
Date Posted: 7/20/2009 3:43:11 PM
Waymark Code: WM6TWV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Telomere
Views: 13

Long Description:

Pioneer Railroad Planner John A. Poor’s dream of an International Railway connecting Montreal, Canada with the Ice-free harbor of Portland, Maine became a reality on July 18, 1853, when the first through trains met at this great halfway point on the Grand Trunk Railway.

It took the railroad more than fifty years to build the grand brick station directly across the street from this marker.

Marker Name: Island Pond

Location: Village of Island Pond (Town of Brighton)

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