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‘Golden Spoke’ Trail Network Connects Ogden And Provo, Opens Saturday

‘Golden Spoke’ trail network connects Ogden and Provo, opens Saturday

OGDEN (Standard Examiner) – Nearly 150 years ago, the first transcontinental railroad across the United States was completed in Northern Utah.

On May 10, 1869, the ceremonial Golden Spike was driven at Promontory Summit in Box Elder County, connecting the rail lines of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific.

Built between 1863 and 1869, the transcontinental line connected the Pacific Coast at San Francisco Bay with the existing Eastern U.S. railway. The railroad revolutionized the American West with a dependable transportation system that brought Western states economic prosperity through the relatively inexpensive and speedy movement of both goods and people…

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