New Curriculum for Kindergarten – 8th Graders Lessons, activities and resources to help students discover the engineering triumphs that propelled westward expansion. Read More
2019 is the “Year of the Train” and we anticipate more than 150 events and activities will occur throughout the state. Find an event and connect with those celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad. There is still time to become a Spike 150 Partner and submit your event or activity.
Golden Spike National Historical Park Recently re-designated as a historical park, visitors to the Golden Spike National Historical Park can see the location of the Last Spike Site, 1869 railroad construction features, walk or drive on the original railroad grade, and get an up close view of Victorian era replica locomotives. Read More.
Spike 150 Mural in South Salt Lake Take a moment to reflect on the history and industry of railroad development in Utah and South Salt Lake. Located on a historically significant line of the Denver & Rio Grande railroad Trent Call’s 2019 Spike 150 commissioned mural on the Beehive Distilling building at 2285 S Main Street is located in the city’s Creative Industries Zone, an area that is converting from former industries of the 20th Century to creative businesses of the 21st century.
Spiral Jetty Tours See Robert Smithson’s earthwork on the Great Salt Lake, 15-miles from Golden Spike National Historical Park.
Let Spike 150 increase awareness about of your activity or event connected to the 150-year anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad.