Thursday, January 22, 2009

100 Years later: Golden Spike ceremony in May 1969

From: "Jim Vincent"

I took part in the Golden Spike ceremony in May 1969. I was in the military and was part of the color guard. I believe John Wayne (actor) was there also.

Do you have any pictures or other things ...

—Jim Vincent, U S Navy (ret)


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

You may want to take a look at the National Golden Spike Centennial Commission Official Publication "The Last Spike is Driven" [Cooley, Everett L. (Ed). Utah Historical Quarterly, Volume 37, Number 1, Winter 1969].

1/22/2009 8:29 PM  
Blogger tim howley said...

i have a golden spike it says eds - 1969 on the other side it says 100 years later was jus wondering what it was

9/04/2011 5:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are describing a novelty item – a spike made in about 1969 to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the first transcontinental railroad.

9/05/2011 1:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also see, Five mind-blowing facts — Golden Spike Ceremony, by Bob Lettenberger.

5/10/2024 8:18 PM  

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