Golden Spike National Historic Site

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Golden Spike National Historic Site Apr 02, 2013
This site in Northwest Utah commemorates the completion of the Union and Central Pacific Railroads (the first Transcontinental Railroad) on May 10,1869. The last tie of the railroad was placed here and was commemorated with a "Golden Spike" (which was promptly replaced after the ceremony).

If you don't go in May through Columbus Day, there is not a ton to do. You can visit the gift shop, walk around the museum, and go see the replica engines in the shop. If you do go during prime season, you can see the re-enactment of the event and steam demonstrations. We went out of season so we got to see the former.

The best part of this trip is that one of my ancestors (Abraham Hunsaker) was at the ceremony. It was fun seeing him in the photo and seeing where this event took place.
Golden Spike National Historic Site
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