May 10th, 2019 will mark the 150th Anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. When completed it finally connected the East coast to the West coast. This was a major feat since it took nearly 6 years to complete. This deserves recognition and Utah is doing just that.
The “golden spike” was driven in at Promontory Summit, UT and they will be hosting the final celebration. According to The Salt Lake Tribune, the Legislature has appropriated a million dollars to the event and Union Pacific matched a donation making it a total of $2 million to celebrate with. See rest of article here. This is not Utah’s first go around with hosting a big event. In 2002 Salt Lake City hosted the Winter Olympics.
Utah is planning to host a memorable bash for the anniversary. The purpose of this event is to promote the history. Don’t miss your chance to be part of it. With such a budget to celebrate with, there will be tons of activities for everyone. For a list of all events going on in Utah, make sure to visit Spike 150th Organization page.
Most importantly, we will be partaking in the celebration as well. If you have not heard of it yet, the custom engraved Transcontinental Railroad 150th Anniversary rifle is available. See it here.