Meeting of the Rails | Spike 150

Meeting of the Rails

The awe-inspiring power of human achievement is one of the legacies of the world’s first Transcontinental Railroad. Its completion was a grand feat. Spike 150 and the 150th Anniversary (1869-2019) celebrates and honors those who envisioned, engineered, financed, and built it. This celebration will represent the many different cultures and backgrounds who witnessed history. Together they created a new era in connecting people, moving goods and contributing to America’s industrial and agricultural accomplishments.

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Additional Questions and Discussions for Your Students

  • What types of food do we eat today that were brought here on the railroad?
  • How many different cultural backgrounds can you count in your classroom?
  • When the railroad was built the workers brought their homes with them. What would you pack?