Low

Name:

Low

County:

Tooele

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

40°47’08″N 112°56’26″W

Elevation:

4,600 ft (1,402 m)

Time Zone:

Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)

Comments:

Low is a ghost town in northern Tooele County, Utah, United States. Low was established in 1880 as a construction and maintenance camp on a siding of the Western Pacific Railroad. The name “Low” may have derived from its location on a low pass between the Cedar Mountains to the south, and the Grassy Mountains to the north.

Remains:

The “Low Transportation Corridor” or “Low Rail Corridor” both refer to a proposed rail line to carry spent nuclear fuel from the Union Pacific mainline at the junction of Interstate 80 near the Low Interchange, to the Skull Valley Indian Reservation, across 1,593 acres (645 ha) of Bureau of Land Management land within the Skull Valley.

Established:

1880

Disestablished:

1955

Current Status:

Local water was unavailable so the camp was abandoned in 1955. A scattering of ruins remain. The Low Flight Strip is an abandoned military airfield located approximately 13 miles (21 km) west of Low. Interstate 80 runs west of low, and Exit 60 is known as “Low Interchange”.

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