National Parks - Beyond the Crowds

Golden Spike National Historic Park

Clip: Special | 4m 33s

On May 10th 1869 the Transcontinental railroad was completed with the ceremonial driving of a Golden Spike at Promontory Summit Utah. This event is seen as the joining of the East and the West and the travel time across the country went from many months to about a week. To commemorate this important feat in United States History, Golden Spike National Historic Site was established on location.

Aired: 04/25/16

Rating: NR

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