The Golden Spike Sesquicentennial Celebration and Festival at Golden Spike National Historical Park attracted tens of thousands of people from Utah and around the world to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. We were honored to host visitors from 49 of the 50 states, and from countries including China, Japan, Switzerland, Canada and Germany.
The celebration at Promontory Summit exceeded our expectations; it was truly an inspirational tribute to the collaborative spirit that brought us the Transcontinental Railroad. We used the same guiding principles that made the railroad a reality — vision, hard work, dedication and collaboration — to show that great things can be accomplished.
The ceremony featured the premiere performance of As One, a new musical created to celebrate and remember those who toiled to build the Railroad.