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Cache Valley Daily - February 15, 2019

Resolution commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Golden Spike

A resolution commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike celebration, marking the completion of the first transcontinental railroad, passed through Utah’s House Natural Resources,…

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Deseret News - February 12, 2019

See what Utah looked like when the railroads met in UMFA’s ‘Race to Promontory’ exhibition

As millions of Americans alternate between their online and offline personas, they’re likely unaware of the origins of these decidedly contemporary terminology. "Online” and “offline”…

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Standard-Examiner - February 6, 2019

Romney staffer visits Ogden council, talks of plan to turn historic Golden Spike area into a national historical park

As Utah celebrates the sesquicentennial of the first transcontinental railroad, a bill working its way through federal channels could turn the historic site where the…

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Broadway World - February 6, 2019

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Megan Hilty, and More Go To Utah For Golden Spike 150th Anniversary Celebrations

Utah's Governor Gary R. Herbert held a press conference last week to announce not-to-miss musical headliners, performances that will be a part of the Spike…

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KUTV.com - February 5, 2019

Golden Spike returns to Utah for 150th Anniversary of “Meeting of the Rails”

Did you know Promontory Point, Utah was the setting for the meeting of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads 150 years ago? To celebrate…

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The Salt Lake Tribune - February 3, 2019

The centennial of the transcontinental railroad all but excluded the Chinese workers who helped build it. As Utah marks the 150th anniversary, their stories are being told.

They’re extraordinary pieces of history — three gleaming ceremonial spikes that helped celebrate the completion of the transcontinental railroad, now reunited in Utah for the…

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Standard-Examiner - February 2, 2019

Gov. Herbert officially declares 2019 as the ‘Year of the Train’

With a flurry of activity and celebrations associated with Spike 150 approaching, Gov. Gary Herbert declared 2019 the “Year of the Train” during a Friday…

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The Tabernacle Choir - February 1, 2019

Tanner Gift of Music to Celebrate Golden Spike 150th Anniversary

The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square and the Utah Symphony will present the 2019 O.C. Tanner Gift of Music Concert on Friday, May 10, in the…

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The Salt Lake Tribune - February 1, 2019

Broadway stars Brian Stokes Mitchell and Megan Hilty will help Utah celebrate the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad

On the Gregorian calendar, it is 2019. On the Chinese calendar, in a few days it will be the year of the earth pig. In…

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ABC4.com - February 1, 2019

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Chinese railroad workers

For the full month of February, the Salt Lake County Library, Stanford University, and the Chinese Railroad Workers Descendents Association will be celebrating the 150th anniversary…

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KSL.com - January 31, 2019

New UMFA gallery shows how photography and transcontinental railroad merged in the 1860s

The accounts vary as to exactly how many people attended the merging of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads at Promontory Summit in northern…

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The Salt Lake Tribune - January 31, 2019

The Golden Spike is back in Utah for a rare reunion of spikes from the transcontinental railroad. But the ‘Lost Spike’ is still lost.

Every summer, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, thousands of people attend re-enactments of the completion of the transcontinental railroad at Utah’s Golden Spike National…

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Deseret News - January 29, 2019

WSU’s Whistle Stop Tour to feature railroad lectures, art exhibits

Weber State University Special Collections will presents the Whistle Stop Tour, a series of lectures and exhibits dedicated to sharing the 150-year history of the…

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THE DAILY NONPAREIL - January 29, 2019

Composer stops by Union Pacific Museum for inspiration

Composer Zhou Tian took in the sights and sounds of the Union Pacific Museum in Council Bluffs Saturday as he works on a piece commemorating…

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KRCL - January 15, 2019


Gold Mountain, a musical drama, is coming to Utah to mark the sesquicentennial of the Transcontinental Railroad and celebrate the unsung contributions of the 11,000…

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Times Free Press - January 15, 2019

Greeson: Looking back at 1869 when this daily mission started

The numbers make your head hurt. No, not the numbers from the government shutdown and its impact on the country. It's the 150-year lifespan of…

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Deseret News - January 14, 2019

Utah State University offering transcontinental railroad lecture series

Utah State University’s Brigham City campus is offering a lecture series about the transcontinental railroad, coinciding with Spike 150, a celebration of the railroad’s completion…

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KSL.com - January 13, 2019

New transcontinental railroad exhibits open at Utah Capitol

Two of three new exhibits highlighting different aspects of the transcontinental railroad are now open at the Utah Capitol, part of Utah's Spike 150 initiative.

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Standard-Examiner - January 9, 2019

Winners announced in Nine Rails art competition

Last fall, a call for art was issued, with the intent to award five artists $1,000 each to create or perform works of art within…

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The Herald-Journal - January 9, 2019

Golden Spike float catches fire at Rose Bowl parade

A float representing the upcoming 150 year anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in Promontory, Utah, made its way down Tremont Street in…

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Standard-Examiner - January 6, 2019

USU library to open transcontinental railroad exhibit for Golden Spike anniversary

The sesquicentennial of the driving of the Golden Spike is still more than four months out, but folks from the Utah State University library are…

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Standard-Examiner - January 5, 2019

Survey findings from long-rumored section of Brigham City cemetery to be presented at railroad exhibit

Contrary to a long-held urban legend, there probably isn’t a mass grave of Chinese railroad workers buried in a small section of the Brigham City…

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U.S. News & World Report - January 4, 2019

10 Things to Know About Utah

The first transcontinental railroad was established at Promontory Summit in the Utah territory on May 10, 1869.

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Standard-Examiner - January 2, 2019

Ogden City hopes Golden Spike sesquicentennial will boost long-discussed Union Station renovation plan

Ogden City hopes a captive audience with Union Pacific’s top executives will help push forward their plan to redevelop the Union Station.

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Architectural Digest - December 31, 2018

10 Modern Marvels That Changed America Forever

Take a look through two centuries of incredible engineering progress

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Standard-Examiner - December 31, 2018

Weber County considering ‘wayfinding’ signage to guide visitors to tourist draws in Utah

The renderings show the two stylistic concepts for wayfinding signage Weber County officials propose placing in the Ogden Valley to guide visitors to key tourist…

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Utah Life Magazine - November/December 2018

Full Steam Ahead Golden Spike sesquicentennial on track

by Tim Gurrister, Utah Life Keith Buswell was as excited as any boy might be 50 years ago at the prospect of meeting movie icon…

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The Salt Lake Tribune - December 16, 2018

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera will hitch its Cultural Festival to state’s Golden Spike 150th-anniversary celebrations

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera is adding its music and voices to next spring’s 150th-anniversary celebration of the Golden Spike, building the organization’s annual Cultural Festival…

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