Friday, May 10, 2019

Golden Spike 150 -- May 10, 2019
150 years ago today, on 10-May-1869, the transcontinental railroad was completed when the tracks of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads met at Promontory Summit, Utah.

Later today, I hope to watch John Ford's silent film The Iron Horse.

This article, from the 11-May-1869 New York Herald, describes the scene at Promontory Summit:

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