On May 10, 1869, the "golden spike" connects the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads, making transcontinental travel in the U.S. possible. Click the photo to see it placed in Google Street View.
"Golden Spike" is the ceremonial final spike driven by Leland Stanford to join the rails of the First Transcontinental Railroad across the United States connecting the The Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads on May 10, 1869, at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory. The original Golden Spike on display at the Cantor Arts Museum, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.
Golden Spike Utah - It commemorates the completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad where the Central Pacific Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad met on May 10, 1869. The final joining of the rails spanning the continent was signified by the driving of the ceremonial Golden Spike.