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Golden Spike

   
 
 
 

The Golden Spike was a ceremonial golden railway spike hammered into the ground by Leland Stanford on May 10, 1869 in Promontory Summit, Utah. The Golden Spike marked the completion of the world’s first Transcontinental Railroad, as the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads met. The completion of the Transcontinental Railroad allowed people to travel from coast to coast in about seven days. Before the railroad, the same trip would have taken months.

 

 

 

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Utah Interactive Map and Activities Page

Here, students can learn all about Utah’s cities, landmarks, and landforms, simply by clicking on the map. Lots of interactive activities and printouts as well. Perfect for reports or research projects.