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Golden Spike National Historic Site, Utah
Utah

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
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 13812x6906
Taken: 04/08/2012
Uploaded: 06/08/2012
Updated: 01/04/2015
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Tags: usa; utah; historic site; railroad; locomotive; history
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Utah is a state located in the westcentral region of the United States of America.  Utah is the 13th largest state by area, ranks 34th by population and 10th by population density of the 50 United States.  Utah was the 45th state to be admitted into the Union, on January 4, 1896. Utah is landlocked, being bordered by the states of Idaho to the north, Wyoming to the northeast, Nevada on the west, Colorado on the east and Arizona to the south.  Utah is very mountainous and is a popular outing destination of the outdoorsman.  The state population is about 2.82M with 95% being Caucasian, 2.4% Asian, 1.7% Native American and 1.3% Black. The state capital and largest city is Salt Lake City.Source: wikipedia