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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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Washington Examiner - June 5, 2019

Elaine Chao: Chinese workers helped build this country, let’s make them part of our folklore

It’s rare that life hands us the opportunity to add a positive narrative to the history books. But there was just such an opportunity recently…

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The Daily Utah Chronicle - June 2, 2019

Marriott Library Commemorates the Historic Golden Spike

May 10 marked the 150th Anniversary commemorating the driving of the last spike, known as the Golden Spike, of the Transcontinental Railroad which connected the Pacific…

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The Standard Examiner - June 1, 2019

The Standard-Examiner’s best photos from May 2019

May was a busy month for Weber County. Trains brought a lot of people to town to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the completion of…

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The Salt Lake Tribune - May 31, 2019

May in Utah through the lenses of Tribune photographers

Salt Lake Tribune photographers covered a variety of stories in May, from an abnormal number of police shootings in Utah to spring sports. Take a…

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Cody Enterprise - May 30, 2019

Couple follow train to anniversary event

A Wapiti couple returned recently from an eight-day trip spent following the progress of the historic Big Boy 4014 steam engine from Cheyenne to Ogden,…

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Beef Magazine - May 29, 2019

Golden Spike ceremony commemorates 150th anniversary of historic event

Fully 150 years ago, one of the biggest infrastructure projects ever attempted up to that point in history was completed. At Promontory Summit, Utah, the…

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The Villager - May 29, 2019

The Golden Spikes turns One Hundred And Fifty

As soon as I heard it was being planned, I dreamed about touching a moment in history by being present at the one hundred and…

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Evertiq - May 28, 2019

Stadler Rail unveils new train facility in Utah

Rolling stock manufacturer Stadler Rail has opened its new North American train manufacturing site in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Tech Know Bits - May 25, 2019

Thousands gather in Utah for railroad’s 150th anniversary

Music, speeches and the firing of cannons rang out Friday at a remote spot in the Utah desert where the final spikes of the Transcontinental…

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Sundance Herald - May 25, 2019

Cannons, bells, music mark 150th anniversary of railroad

Thousands of people gathered Friday at the distant area in the Utah desert where the Transcontinental Railroad’s spikes were hammered 150 decades ago, uniting a…

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Los Angeles Times - May 23, 2019

150 years ago Andrew Russell photographed the glory, and horror, of the railroad push west

The famous image was taken 150 years ago: On May 10, 1869, photographer Andrew Russell captured the triumphant moment when the East and West halves…

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The New York Times - May 22, 2019

A Coast-to-Coast Marriage of American Railroads

A president can get a lot done in Washington when a slew of congressmen — the ones who hate his guts — skip town for four…

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The New York Times - May 22, 2019

Learning With: ‘Chinese Railroad Workers Were Almost Written Out of History. Now They’re Getting Their Due.’

The first Transcontinental Railroad, completed in 1869, joined two railroads to connect the east and west coasts of the United States for the first time.…

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Park Record - May 21, 2019

Utah’s Poet Laureate Paisley Rekdal heads ‘West’ with a multimedia presentation

Utah’s Poet Laureate Paisley Rekdal says her poem “West: A Transition” is an ode to and a eulogy for the Transcontinental Railroad. The reason is…

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KSL - May 21, 2019

Golden Spike weekend drew in 38K; exceeded expectations, event officials say

More than 38,000 people from throughout the United States and six countries attended events related to the Golden Spike 150 celebration at Promontory Summit on and…

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HJ News - May 20, 2019

‘Wagons, Ho!’ Wagon train retraces old railroad route to celebrate Golden Spike 150

Leon Gubler’s wife was born on May 10, 1969, the day marking the centennial of the driving of the Golden Spike at Promontory, so he…

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The Leader - May 20, 2019

Astronaut returns to Northrop Grumman, where he once interned

Scott Tingle was among those in attendance at Kennedy Space Center in Florida when the last space shuttle mission launched on July 8, 2011. As…

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Standard-Examiner - May 17, 2019

Utah Opera brings ’10-minute Operas’ to Ogden, Brigham City

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad, Utah Opera is presenting four projects selected for its Commissioned Opera project.…

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HJ News - May 17, 2019

Thanks to all for a memorable Spike 150

We, the Box Elder County Commissioners, would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation and to thank everyone for all of their hard…

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HamletHub - May 17, 2019

New Postage Stamps Commemorate Transcontinental Railroad Anniversary

The U.S. Postal Service marks the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad with three distinct Forever stamps. A first-day-of-issue ceremony for the…

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Omaha World-Herald - May 18, 2019

The Transcontinental Railroad transformed Omaha and our nation

The hammering of the Golden Spike into place 150 years ago this month at Promontory Point, Utah, launched Omaha and our nation into a dramatic…

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The Salt Lake Tribune - May 18, 2019

Utah can lead the way for innovation in infrastructure

Infrastructure — whether it be roads, rail, energy, water or broadband — quite literally unites us as a state and a country. After a weekend…

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Tracy Press - May 17, 2019

Tracy’s place in transcontinental history

Last Friday at Promontory Summit in Utah was a red-letter day for retracing the history of the Transcontinental Railroad. It was the reenactment of the…

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Hamlet Hub - May 17, 2019

New Postage Stamps Commemorate Transcontinental Railroad Anniversary

The U.S. Postal Service marks the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad with three distinct Forever stamps. A first-day-of-issue ceremony for the…

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