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Utah Travel Headlines Blog

Friday, August 04, 2006

Railroaders Invited To Festival

The Deseret Morning News provided this report:

Golden Spike National Historic Site will host the 28th annual Railroaders' Festival on Aug. 14.

Among events scheduled are the 9:30 a.m. arrival of the replica steam locomotives Jupiter and No. 119; a re-enactment of the Last Spike ceremony, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; a genuine buffalo-chip- throwing contest; the "Gandy Dancer," a special racing handcar; and the world-championship professional spike-driving contest at 2 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Cinnamon Creek folk ensemble.

In honor of the festival, there will be no entrance fee to the historic site. All games and activities will also be free. For more information, call 435-471-2209, extension 18, or go online to www.nps.gov/gosp

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