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Celebration and Festival a Success!

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.

Keynote Address

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Jon Meacham gave a heartfelt and captivating speech that inspired the crowd and even moved some to tears.

Watch the Keynote

Watch the Premiere Performance of As One

As One Performer

The ceremony featured the premiere performance of As One, a new musical created to celebrate and remember those who toiled to build the Railroad.

Watch the Performance Rebroadcast Schedule

Share Your Experience

We have created an album on our Facebook page to share our photos from Celebration Week. We encourage you to share your thoughts and responses to this historic week here.

Facebook Photo Gallery

 

 

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