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Utah Travel Headlines Blog

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Golden Spike Anniversary Celebration

May 10 will mark the 140th anniversary of the driving of the last spike, completing the first transcontinental railroad. The completion of the railroad effectively ended the Old West period in American history and opened up the continent for expansion.

The annual anniversary celebration will be held on May 10 at Golden Spike National Historic Site, Promontory, Utah. Events will be run from 9 am to 5 pm.

There will be several demonstration runs by the historic steam locomotives, two historically correct reenactments of the last spike ceremony, a community band and several other events. The featured speaker will be the Hon. Michael Kwan of the American Chinese Community, from Taylorsville, UT. Catering is being offered by Culinary Concepts.

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