Golden Spike National Historic Site, Corinne

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Golden Spike National Historical Park is a U.S. National Historical Park located at Promontory Summit, north of the Great Salt Lake in east-central Box Elder County, Utah, United States. The nearest city is Corinne, approximately 23 miles (37 km) east-southeast of the site.

It commemorates the completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad where the Central Pacific Railroad and the first Union Pacific Railroad met on May 10, 1869. The final joining of the rails spanning the continent was signified by the driving of the ceremonial Golden Spike.
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  • Point of completion of the first transcontinental railroad across the United States. Named after the golden spike that was placed into the last tie in 1869. About a 30 min drive off I-84 to the...  more »
  • While remote, this park makes an excellent day trip for people near the Salt Lake City area. We really enjoyed the Demonstration Runs of the two trains that were recreated to commemorate the...  more »

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