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.
Announcement ceremony of the Chinese Railroad Workers Monument: A Golden Spike Project. This also officially kicks off the year-long events of the 150th Golden Spike celebration and efforts of restoring the Historical Chinatown in downtown Salt Lake City by local Chinese community.
You will witness this historical moment, learn an important piece of Salt Lake City history, hear stories of Chinese immigrants in Salt Lake City over 100 years ago, explore photo exhibition of the old Chinatown, enjoy cultural performances, and taste some delicious Chinese food.
Through photographs, historical documents, and excavated fragments of imported Chinese ceramics, this traveling exhibit seeks to explore the unique history of the Transcontinental Railroad’s Chinese workers in Utah, discuss their daily lives, and share what’s been learned from the artifacts they left behind.
The world’s largest photograph collection documenting the transcontinental railroad’s construction. Presented by Union Pacific and exhibited at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.