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The History of the Transcontinental Railroad

By | April 1, 2019

150 facts you should know.

The cover shows a black and white photo from the golden spike ceremony

Back in 1869, the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroad worked tirelessly under brutal conditions to drive the last spike, The Golden Spike, at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory, to complete the Transcontinental Railroad. Products could now be manufactured in the east and delivered to the west in under two weeks, benefiting the United States economy, transportation, trade, and much more. Join us in celebrating the event that changed America with 150 fun facts.

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