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When was the last spike of the transcontinental railroad?

When was the last spike of the transcontinental railroad?

May 10, 1869
The golden spike (also known as The Last Spike) is the ceremonial 17.6-karat gold final spike driven by Leland Stanford to join the rails of the First Transcontinental Railroad across the United States connecting the Central Pacific Railroad from Sacramento and the Union Pacific Railroad from Omaha on May 10, 1869, at …

Where is the last railroad spike?

Promontory Summit
1869: Four years after the Civil War, the United States is joined from coast to coast by a transcontinental railroad, as a ceremonial final spike is driven at Promontory Summit, Utah.

Where was the final location for the last spikes to be driven for the transcontinental railroad project?

Promontory, Utah
Transcontinental railroad completed, unifying United States On May 10, 1869, the presidents of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads meet in Promontory, Utah, and drive a ceremonial last spike into a rail line that connects their railroads.

Where was the last spike of the transcontinental railroad?

Golden spike. The golden spike (also known as The Last Spike) is the ceremonial 17.6- karat gold final spike driven by Leland Stanford to join the rails of the First Transcontinental Railroad across the United States connecting the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads on May 10, 1869, at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory.

When was the last spike driven into the Canadian Pacific Railway?

Donald A. Smith at the ceremony marking the last spike to be driven into the Canadian Pacific Railway on 7 November 1885. When asked to say a few words, Van Horne simply declared, “All I can say is that the work has been done well in every way.”

When was the last spike driven into the CPR track?

Thanks for contributing to The Canadian Encyclopedia. The Last Spike was the final and ceremonial railway spike driven into the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) track by company director Donald Smith on the morning of 7 November 1885.

When was the ground broken for the Pacific Railroad?

The spike was engraved on all four sides: The Pacific Railroad ground broken January 8, 1863, and completed May 8, 1869. Directors of the C. P. R. R. of Cal. Hon. Leland Stanford.