"The Golden Spike"Construction of the White Pass & Yukon Railway began on May 27, 1898 at Skagway, Alaska during the height of the great Klondike Gold Rush.
Undaunted by those who said the railway could not be built a small group of devoted White Passers composed of contractor Michael J. Heney, chief engineer "F.C." Hawkins, assistant chief engineer John Hislop and the railway's first president Samuel H. Graves pushed the work to completion. After overcoming almost insurmountable construction problems the last rail was laid at this spot on July 29th, 1900. On that day "The Golden Spike" was set in place and with a cheering boisterous crowd of Alaskans and Yukoners in attendance, Samuel H. Graves drove it home. The job was done.
To the thousand's of men who gave their strength, and talents to the construction of the White Pass & Yukon Railway this plaque is respectfully dedicated on the 65th anniversary of the White Pass & Yukon's "Golden Spike."
July 29th, 1965 Carcross, Yukon
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|Date Added||Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 1:07am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||8V E 516434 N 6669848|
|Decimal Degrees||60.16521667, -134.70388333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 60° 9.913', W 134° 42.233'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||60° 9' 54.78" N, 134° 42' 13.98" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6500-6526 Klondike Hwy, Carcross YT Y0B 1B0, CA|
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