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Park Record - April 13, 2019

Summit County invites public to celebrate the arts with exhibits and dedications

Summit County invites the public to a reception on Tuesday that will dedicate public art, showcase South Summit School District students and honor Chinese laborers…

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KPCW - April 12, 2019

Local News Hour – April 12, 2019

On today’s program, the Chairman of the Spike 150 Commission Doug Foxley has details about the huge celebration commemorating the 150th anniversary of the completion…

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Salt Lake City Weekly - April 11, 2019

Train Tracts comes home

In our Feb. 27th issue, we wrote about the innovative collaboration, Train Tracts. And after riding the rails for a month, the results of the traveling literary…

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Progressive Railroading - April 11, 2019

Union Pacific to mark transcontinental railroad anniversary

Union Pacific Railroad will host a celebration May 9 in Ogden, Utah, to mark the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad's completion. 

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LA Times - April 11, 2019

Celebrate the transcontinental railroad on a weekend escape in Utah

A century before Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, America was abuzz with news of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad, an equally…

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Union Pacific - April 10, 2019

Union Pacific Announces 150th Anniversary Celebration Commemorating Transcontinental Railroad’s Completion

Union Pacific will host a celebration marking the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad's completion Thursday, May 9, at 10:30 a.m. MDT. The ceremony will…

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Fox 13 - April 10, 2019

Celebrate an historic event that happened in Utah 150 years ago

A new traveling exhibition in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad has arrived in Utah.

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UPR.org - April 10, 2019

Revisiting Ogden’s ’25th Street Confidential’ With Val Holley On Wednesday’s Access Utah

Generations of Ogdenites have grown up absorbing 25th Street’s legends of corruption, menace, and depravity. 

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Visit Salt Lake - April 11, 2019

Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Celebrations in Salt Lake

This is the “Year of the Train” and all of Utah is buzzing with excitement about the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad.…

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ABC 4 - April 8, 2019

What does sesquicentennial mean?

150 years ago, in May of 1869, the Union Pacific Railroad coming from the east and the Central Pacific Railroad coming from the west, joined…

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YouTube - April 8, 2019

Box Elder Spike 150

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LA Times - April 8, 2019

History ignored migrant railroad workers

From 1865 to 1869, as many as 20,000 Chinese laborers worked on the Central Pacific Railroad, which ran from Sacramento to Promontory Summit, Utah, where…

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Deseret News - April 7, 2019

How these 2 Utah museums are honoring the Golden Spike’s 150th anniversary

While May 10 will mark 150 years since the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads joined at Promontory Summit in Box Elder County to complete…

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Herald Journal - April 5, 2019

Myths & Legends: Brigham City Museum examines transcontinental railroad folklore

There are a lot of rumors about the construction of the transcontinental railroad: A mass grave of Chinese-workers who died from cholera in the Brigham…

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Daily Herald - April 4, 2019

BYU museum photo exhibit explores how railroads shaped the West

The first transcontinental railroad’s completion in Utah 150 years ago was a “watershed moment in history,” according to Brigham Young University Museum of Art curator Ashlee Whitaker.

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Xinhua - April 3, 2019

Stanford researchers find deeper connections between Chinese immigrants and U.S.

Researchers from Stanford University have found much deeper connections between Chinese immigrants in the 19th century with the United States, a Stanford newsletter said Tuesday.

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Opera Wire - March 29, 2019

Utah Opera Commissioned Four Operas For 150th Anniversary of Golden Spike

The Utah Symphony and Utah Opera are set to reveal a number of projects aimed at celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike. The Golden…

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KUER - April 3, 2019

Two Utah Poets

Paisley Rekdal is Utah Poet Laureate and a professor of English at the University of Utah. Her book Nightingale comes our May 7, and is available for pre-order.…

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Salt Lake Tribune - April 2, 2019

Who besides the Chinese and Irish built the transcontinental railroad? Latter-day Saints — lots of them.

Utah is about to throw a big celebration for the 150th anniversary of the May 10, 1869, completion of the transcontinental railroad. Many realize it…

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Deseret News - March 28, 2019

How to see Utah’s Transcontinental Railroad backcountry during free tour

Ahead of the 150th anniversary of the driving of the golden spike, the Bureau of Land Management is offering two free automobile tours along the…

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Daily Herald - March 28, 2019

Play with trains

This weekend you can celebrate that heritage at the Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Model Train Show at University Place. 

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Daily Herald - March 27, 2019

Springville museum invites ‘All Aboard!’ for Spike 150 train show

May 10 marks 150 years since Utah became the connecting point for the first transcontinental railroad, which revolutionized transportation in the American West.

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Broadway World - March 27, 2019

Utah Symphony And Utah Opera Commemorate 150th Anniversary Of Transcontinental Railroad

Utah Symphony and Utah Opera (USUO) unveil a series of creative projects to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike, the ceremonial final spike…

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Murray Journal - March 27, 2019

Golden Spike Helped Make Murray Shine 150 Years Ago

The Golden Spike was driven 150 years ago at Promontory Point. This historic junction of the railroads not only impacted the nation but had major…

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Cache Valley Daily - March 26, 2019

Rocket Garden is a bonus for Golden Spike National Park visitors

There is a real transportation dichotomy in the Box Elder County desert west of Brigham City. The Transcontinental Railroad steam locomotives motored along at a top…

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KUTV.com - March 23, 2019

Utah artists celebrate 150th anniversary of Transcontinental Railroad with art exhibit

The work of 35 artists reflected the accomplishments, tragedies and legacy of the Transcontinental Railroad with an art exhibit that went up on display in…

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Cache Valley Daily - March 22, 2019

Golden Spike named National Park

The Golden Spike National Historical Site changed status and became a Historical Park on March 12, when President Donald Trump signed the measure.

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Standard-Examiner - March 21, 2019

‘The Spike at 150’ to tackle myths and realities of railroad

“The Spike at 150: Myths and Realities” goes on display Saturday, March 23, and continues through June 15 at the Brigham City Museum of Art &…

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