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."
|Series||This marker is part of the Transcontinental Railroad series|
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 11:50pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||12T E 370802 N 4608392|
|Decimal Degrees||41.61680000, -112.55073333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 37.008', W 112° 33.044'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 37' 0.48" N, 112° 33' 2.64" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 44 Golden Spike Rd, Corinne UT 84307, US|
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