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The Golden Spike

 

 

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On May 10 1869, workers hammered the "golden spike" into the rail road tracks at Promontory Point, Utah. That was the spot were the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railways met to form rail tracks that could carry passenger from the Missouri river to the Pacific Ocean the railroad helped cut a five-month wagon journey to six days! Some experts say the day the spike was driven is one of the most inportant days in US history. Do you agree.

Answer Key

On May 10, 1869, workers hammered the "golden spike" into the railroad tracks at Promontory Point, Utah. That was the spot where the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railways met to form rail tracks that could carry passengers from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean. The railroad helped cut a five-month wagon journey to six days! Some experts say the day the spike was driven is one of the most important days in U.S. history. Do you agree?

 

Article by Gary Hopkins
Education World® Editor in Chief
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05/2005