Golden Spike

Golden Spike (HM8QG)

Location: Corinne, UT 84307 Box Elder County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 37.008', W 112° 33.044'

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National Historic Site

" The last rails laid, the spike is driven,The Pacific Railroad is completed."Here at Promontory, Utah, at 12:47 P.M. on May 10, 1869. The driving of aGolden Spike completed the firsttranscontinental railroad. Climax of adramatic railroad-building race between the Union Pacific building from the eastand the Central Pacific building fromthe west. This event symbolizedattainment of a long sought goal - adirect transportation route to thePacific Ocean and the China trade. Andit achieved the great political objectiveof ending together, by iron bonds theextremities of Continental United States,a rail link from ocean to ocean."
National Park Service [Emblem]
United States
Department of the Interior
HM NumberHM8QG
Series This marker is part of the Transcontinental Railroad series
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 11:50pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 370802 N 4608392
Decimal Degrees41.61680000, -112.55073333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 37.008', W 112° 33.044'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 37' 0.48" N, 112° 33' 2.64" W
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Area Code(s)435
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 44 Golden Spike Rd, Corinne UT 84307, US
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