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Golden Spike National Historic Site, Utah
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Not many events in history of the USA had such a tremendous effect on the economical development of the country as the completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad. On May 10th 1869 the track from East (Union Pacific Railroad) and the track from West (Central Pacific Railroad) were joined together.

As part of the celebration four spikes were put in pre-drilled holes in a Laurelwood tie.
see http://www.nps.gov/gosp/historyculture/upload/Spikes.pdf

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Copyright: Florian Eggenberger
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Uploaded: 06/08/2012
Updated: 16/07/2014
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