One of the most iconic and life-altering events in America’s history – the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad – happened in Utah on May 10, 1869. Spike 150 is organized to partner with all those celebrating the 150-year anniversary of the Golden Spike ceremony in Utah. Through a series of activities and events, the Spike 150 initiative aims to inspire, educate, and reflect on the Transcontinental Railroad legacy as it unifies Utahns to see that great things are possible with vision, hard-work, dedication, innovation, and collaboration.
Spike 150 is Utah’s celebration of the 150-year anniversary of the Golden Spike. Through a year-long series of events throughout Utah and the nation, we hope to unify, educate, inspire, and leave a legacy.
Don’t miss your chance to see artifacts from the transcontinental railroad on exhibit at the Utah State Capitol for this 150th anniversary celebration. Traveling from the National Archives in Washington D.C., see the original 1862 Pacific Railway Act signed by President Abraham Lincoln and three out of four of the spikes used at Promontory Summit to signify the completion of the railroad.See the Exhibit
Thank you for celebrating the 150th anniversary with us. View photos from Golden Spike National Historical Park.Photo Gallery
The Western Mining & Railroad Museum proudly presents an exhibit developed in conjunction with local area schools highlighting the history of rail in Helper City.Learn More