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Golden Spike Celebrates 143rd Anniversary

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
By theleader

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Visitors gather for the popular re-enactment photo in front of the Jupiter and the 119 at last year’s May 10th celebration.  This year’s event plans to be just as entertaining and educational.

Be sure to visit the Golden Spike National Historic Site on Thursday, May 10, to celebrate the 143rd anniversary commemorating the completion of the First Transcontinental Railway from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

Schedule of Events
9:00 a.m.    Visitor Center opens
9:30 a.m.    Arrival of Locomotives Jupiter and No. 119
10:00 a.m.    Historic Champagne Photograph Re-creation
10:15 a.m.    Entertainment
10:45 a.m.    Music from Bear River High School
11:30 a.m.    Traditional Anniversary Program
12:20 p.m.    Re-enactment of the driving of the last spike
12:45 p.m.    Steam Demonstration
1:15 p.m.    Presentation in Main Auditorium by
Scott Moore
2:00 p.m.    Re-enactment of the Driving of the Last Spike
2:30 p.m.    Steam Demonstration
3:00 p.m.    Ranger Program in the Main Auditorium
5:00 p.m.    Retreat of Colors, Departure of Locomotives,
visitor Center Closes

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