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Photographer's Note

I'm standing in the 2 cm water of the Great Salt Lake, looking East toward the Promontory Mountains. Just to the north of these mountains is Promontory Point, the place where the transcontinental railroad was completed with the Golden Spike. The vertical lines you see here are pilings from the old railroad system. This was a point where ships could come and drop off cargo. Nowadays, there's really nothing here to ship to, but 120 years ago, Kelton, now a ghost town, was one of Utah's largest cities. When the railroad moved to the south of these mountains via a vast piling and trestle system that went directly across the lake, Kelton died and became abandoned. Now, this is what is left of what was once one of Utah's busiest places.

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Additional Photos by David Sidwell (dsidwell) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2294 W: 168 N: 1911] (9783)
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