Golden Spike

Saves: 0
Check-ins: 0
The Golden Spike in Council Bluffs, Iowa commemorates the starting point of the Union Pacific Railroad's construction for the First Transcontinental Railroad, connecting the eastern and western coasts of the United States. The railroad's completion, celebrated at the Golden Spike Ceremony in Utah in 1869, marked a historic achievement in American transportation and communication. Council Bluffs' monument honors the railroad's significant role, symbolizing the pioneering spirit and unity that shaped the nation's growth and development. (Submitted by Sofia Bullins)