Salt Lake City
Vintage photo of South Temple (formerly Brigham St.), Salt Lake City (Utah State Historical Society). "For a time, anyone who was anyone located their homes along its wide, tree-lined length that ran a straight shot east from Temple Square. From 1880 to the 1930s, the vast majority of Utah’s wealthiest citizens resided along Brigham Street in the most lavish and opulent neighborhood the region had ever seen." Caption from KUED
When the railroad was completed on May 10, an eight-man Chinese crew was selected to place the last section of the rail, to pay tribute to the hard work of the Chinese laborers. A.J. Russell photographed the only known record of the Chinese role in the "Last Rail" ceremony.