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Fox 13 - October 18, 2019

Utah lawmaker pushes for preservation of artifacts from the Transcontinental Railroad

A Utah lawmaker is urging Congress to do more to protect artifacts being looted along the Transcontinental Railroad.

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St. George News - October 11, 2019

Week of ‘Spike 150’ activities to coincide with SUMA gallery exhibit opening

One of the most iconic and life-altering events in America’s history was the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, commemorated on May 10, 1869, where the…

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Standard-Examiner - October 10, 2019

Ogden’s Golden Spike events brought 100K visitors, packed hotels, bolstered spending

The number of visitors during the Heritage Festival in May, marking the sesquicentennial of the driving of the Golden Spike, wasn’t quite as high as…

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Deseret News - October 2, 2019

Photos: Train buffs get another chance to check out Union Pacific’s Big Boy steam engine

The engine, the world’s only operating Big Boy locomotive, is touring the Union Pacific system throughout 2019 to commemorate the transcontinental railroad’s 150th anniversary. 

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The Independent - September 28, 2019

Springdale’s Canyon Community Center hosts Transcontinental Railroad exhibit

“A World Transformed: the Transcontinental Railroad and Utah,” celebrating the sesquicentennial of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, will be on exhibit until Oct. 7…

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Utah Public Radio - September 21, 2019

How The Transcontinental Railroad Impacted Utah With Richard White On Thursday’s Access Utah

On Thursday's Access Utah, Richard White, Stanford University historian and lecturer, joins us to talk about the transcontinental railroad’s impact on Utah’s environment, culture and…

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Standard-Examiner - September 20, 2019

Annual book festival kicks off next week with events in Weber County

The Utah Humanities Book Festival kicks off later this month, and Weber County is doing it up right with more than a dozen author events…

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September 18, 2019 - Atlas Obscura

Meet the Man at the Controls of the World’s Largest Steam Locomotive

THERE’S NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. Ed Dickens is a rockstar. Dickens is a steam locomotive engineer and mechanic who maintains the Union Pacific Railroad’s historic steam…

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Sapiens - August 22, 2019

Remembering the Forgotten Chinese Railroad Workers

Archaeologists help modern descendants of Chinese railroad laborers commemorate their ancestors.

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Standard-Examiner - August 14, 2019

12 last-gasp things to do in Northern Utah as back-to-school days approach

In Weber and Davis school districts, classes start Tuesday, Aug. 20. In Ogden and Box Elder districts, they start Aug. 26, and up in Morgan,…

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Standard-Examiner - August 14, 2019

Sino-American concert at Peery’s

The ripple effects of the U.S.-China trade war continue to be felt as far away as Junction City. A youth piano competition scheduled for this…

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SanPete Messenger - August 9, 2019

MPHNA partner, Utah Pioneer Heritage Arts, publishes golden spike CD, book

A narrative in word and song about building the transcontinental railroad, culminating in driving the final golden spike, has just been by published by the…

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KUTV - August 6, 2019

Utah technology firm that transforms pictures into AR is game changer for e-commerce

A Utah company is using augmented reality (AR) in a unique way by turning historic events into a modern-day experience -- and more.

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KJZZ - August 5, 2019

SLIDE SHOW: 85 old photos of Ogden from 1860 to 1960

The city of Ogden, Utah was incorporated in 1851 and ever since the city has grown from its railroad roots to a bustling city with…

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Utah Policy - August 5, 2019

Ambassador to China praises Utah’s efforts on trade relations

While participating in the National Governors Association Summer Meeting held in Salt Lake City, U.S. ambassador to China Terry Branstad met with WTC Utah as…

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KSL - July 25, 2019

Salt Lake City’s Rio Grande sign to be replaced after six decades atop historic building

It’s the end of the line for the current Rio Grande Depot sign, which has been a fixture in downtown Salt Lake City for six…

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Park Record - July 25, 2019

Deer Valley Music Festival prepares for liftoff and honors the moon landing

The Utah Symphony is ready to shoot the audience to the stars as it commemorates the 50th anniversary of the moon with a “Symphonic Space…

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HJ News - July 24, 2019

2019 Heritage Day to feature railroads

The sixth annual OSA Heritage Day on Aug. 3. will celebrate Franklin County’s pioneer heritage outside on the OSA grounds this year.

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The Daily Herald - July 18, 2019

Herald editorial: Moon landing a celebration of science, unity

Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. It’s a milestone worth celebrating because it marked an otherworldly achievement by mankind.

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Cache Valley Daily - July 10, 2019

Franklin railroad exhibit chronicles “Mormon” builders of the Transcontinental railroad

The Franklin Relic Hall has a unique railroad exhibit that documents with early artifacts, photographs, and personal accounts the members of the Church of Jesus Christ…

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ABC4 - July 9, 2019

Train enthusiasts from around the world gather for Salt Lake City convention

Twelve thousand train enthusiasts from around the world are gathering at the Little America to participate in the first National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) convention in Utah.

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Quill & Pad - July 1

4 Luxury Pens Commemorating Historic Milestones In 2019 By Montblanc, Montegrappa, Fisher, And David Oscarson

The United States is celebrating several historic milestones in 2019, four of which are commemorated here with respective high-quality writing instruments.

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Standard-Examiner - June 29, 2019

Officials say rare locomotive restoration signifies renewed redevelopment push at Ogden’s Union Station

Union Station officials say the soon-to-be completed restoration of a rare locomotive located there is part of a renewed push to revitalize the 95-year-old historic…

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Park Record - June 25, 2019

Local students tell their stories at the Kimball Art Center’s Wasatch Back exhibit

A train delayed this year’s annual Wasatch Back Student Art Show at the Kimball Art Center. The annual exhibit opened on June 15, a couple…

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Deseret News - June 20, 2019

Guest opinion: Only in Utah could we party like it was 1869

As a young boy growing up in Tremonton, our family visited the Golden Spike Historic Site at Promontory Summit every Easter. These outings led to…

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CBS News - June 16, 2019

Building the Transcontinental Railroad, the moonshot of the 19th century

It's something railroad enthusiasts believed they might never see again: one of the biggest steam locomotives ever built in America back on the tracks, rumbling…

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VOA Cambodia - June 18, 2019

US Transcontinental Railroad Celebrates 150th Anniversary

It's been 150 years since the U.S. transcontinental railroad connected America's East and West. VOA Khmer's Phy Sopheada narrates.

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The Stanford Daily - June 5, 2019

The stories they told: How the Chinese railroad workers live on

A century and a half after the Golden Spike was hammered in at Promontory Summit, Utah, people from all over the Bay crowded into Tressider…

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