Spike 150 | Utah's Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad
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Uniting A Nation

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.

Read an article from the Golden Spike Commission Co-Chair, Doug Foxley.
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Spike 150 Events

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.

October - December 28, 2019

A World Transformed: the Transcontinental Railroad and Utah

The Transcontinental Railroad exhibit, celebrating the sesquicentennial of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, will be on exhibit until December 28th at the Southern Utah Museum of Art in Cedar City, Utah.

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Golden Spike National Historical Park

Recently re-designated as a historical park, visitors to the Golden Spike National Historical Park can see the location of the Last Spike Site, 1869 railroad construction features, walk or drive on the original railroad grade, and get an up close view of Victorian era replica locomotives.

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May 2019

Golden Spike Sesquicentennial Celebration and Festival at Promontory Summit

Thank you for celebrating the 150th anniversary with us. View photos from Golden Spike National Historical Park.

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