History Comes Alive: Part 7 The Final Spike : The Building of the Trancontential Railroad

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Part 7 The Final Spike : The Building of the Trancontential Railroad

At four thousand feet above sea level, Promontory Summit is, for the most part, a wind swept plain with gently rolling hills dotted with sage brush and prairie grasses that struggle to survive on the little rainfall they receive each year. But it was here that congress decided that the Union Pacific... Sign in to see full entry.

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