Golden Spike 150 ceremony: How Utah celebrated the transcontinental railroad anniversary

Golden Spike 150 ceremony: How Utah celebrated the transcontinental railroad anniversary


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PROMONTORY — One hundred and fifty years ago Friday, the transcontinental railroad was completed at Promontory Summit. It was the moment that connected the eastern part of the U.S. with the western part and changed the country forever.

Thousands gathered to the spot the railroad at Golden Spike National Historic Park Friday to commemorate the moment.

A replay of the event can be found here and a recap of the event be found below.

Friday, 12:32pm

A reenactment of the golden spike and a toast

Friday, 12:10pm

Meacham: 'The story of the transcontinental railroad is the story of America'

Friday, 11:58am

A moment of silence for the rail workers

Friday, 11:53am

The golden spike message still matters today, Union Pacific president says

Friday, 11:50am

The importance of the transcontinental railroad

Friday, 11:45am

President Nelson: 'Coming together as one'

Friday, 11:38am

Utah home of the Super 6?

Friday, 11:14am

Interior Secretary in Utah for event

Friday, 10:11am

Presidential message about transcontinental railroad anniversary

Friday, 10:10am

Youngsters enjoy Friday's event


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