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The New York Times - January 1, 2020

Stories About Equality that Gave Us Hope in 2019

At a time when hate crimes, inequality and white supremacy appear to be on the rise, these stories offered a little hope.

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Bluff Country News - December 23, 2019

150th Golden Spike anniversary closes with Steam Festival

One hundred and fifty years ago, the nation was joined at the rails at Promontory Summit in present-day Utah. A crowd gathered on May 10,…

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Deseret News - December 22, 2019

Kanye, Tom Holland and all of Utah’s big arts and entertainment moments of 2019

From the 15th anniversary of ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ to Elton John’s farewell tour stop, 2019 was a big year for the Beehive State’s arts scene. Here…

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HJ News - December 18, 2019

Golden Spike park to host Winter Steam Fest

Golden Spike National Historical Park is gearing up to send 2019, a monumental year for the park, out in style with its annual Winter Steam…

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HJ News - December 18, 2019

From rails to rodeos

More than 150 years after the nation’s first transcontinental railroad was completed in what is now Box Elder County, the effects of that monumental milestone…

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Railley News - December 15, 2019

Why was the US East-West Railway Built?

The first railway construction across a continent began in the United States in 1863 and completed in May 1869. The idea of ​​building the railroad…

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Standard-Examiner - December 13, 2019

Brigham City’s historic train depot forges on in its second life

The Historic Brigham City Depot ended up benefiting from a repair job that fell through at Ogden’s Union Station.

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Forbes - December 6, 2019

Is US Passenger Rail A Thing Of The Past—Or The Future?

Can America’s long-neglected railroads provide a viable alternative for passenger travel, as congestion and climate concerns increasingly affect ground and air transportation? 

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Witf - November 29, 2019

Travel the Scenic Rails of North America

Take a one-of-a-kind trip through North America on WITF with Great Scenic Railway Journeys: 150 Years on the Right Track, hosted by Grammy-winning musician and storyteller David…

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Salt Lake Magazine - November 19, 2019

Worth the Trip: Great Salt Lake’s Spiral Jetty

Utah as a state is known for many curious and wonderful things without question. For example, in August 2019 SLmag created a feature called the Field Guide…

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HJ News - November 13, 2019

More than one narrative: Darren Parry speaks on impact of railroad on indigenous people

May marked the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad that joined the east and west coasts of the United States. Heralded as…

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St. George News - November 4, 2019

Color Country Model Railroad Club hosts annual railroad tour event

Over 20 homes are opening their doors to celebrate Veteran’s Day and National Model Railroad Month with monumental indoor and outdoor model train displays.

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Standard-Examiner - October 31, 2019

Jens Kruger’s ‘Crossroads Ogden’ to premiere at Peery’s Egyptian Theater

Ogden is finally getting its very own theme song. And that theme is an important one: The story of a place, basically located in the…

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Bluegrass Today - October 30, 2019

Crossroads Ogden by Jens Kruger premieres this week

This weekend in Ogden UT, a new composition by banjoist Jens Kruger will be premiered with Chamber Orchestra Ogden to help culminate the sesquicentennial of the completion…

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St. George News - October 28, 2019

New mural celebrates railroad’s role in early area tourism

A newly painted mural in downtown Cedar City highlights three nearby tourist destinations, Cedar Breaks National Monument and Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks.

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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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