Deb Kulczak | 7 Apr 17:51 2010

Daily Typo - April 6, 2010 - Box Edler (for Box Elder)

Typo of the Day for Librarians
Box Edler (for Box Elder)

Did you think of the tree? While it’s true that Box Elder is indeed a type
of tree native to the central and eastern United States, it’s also a county
in Utah. There, on May 10, 1869 at Promontory Summit, the nation’s first
transcontinental railroad was completed. A joint project by the Central
Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads encompassing 1,800 miles of track, it
took roughly six and a half years to build. Since 1957, this momentous
achievement has been commemorated at the Golden Spike National Historic
Site, where there are reenactments of the original ceremony joining the two
rail lines with (you guessed it) a golden spike. Also on display are
replicas of Central Pacific's Jupiter and Union Pacific's No. 119 engines.

Box Edler is a typo of low probability with 5 entries in the OhioLink
catalog. All occur in title fields for quadrangle maps of Box Elder County.

(Utah State Quarter, United States Mint Image)

Deb Kulczak

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