May God continue the unity of our Country as this Railroad unites the two great Oceans of the world. -Engraved on the Golden Spike
The Golden Spike National Historic Site is in Northern Utah. This is where the Central Pacific Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad pulled up next to each other in May 10, 1869. This was the first transcontinental railroad. We now had a railroad ocean to ocean. After the golden spike was symbolically tapped a final iron spike was driven to connect the railroads. The original golden spike is on exhibit at the Stanford University Museum in Palo Alto California.
The original railroad tracks were taken apart and used for the war effort. We saw a replica at the site. On the auto tour we saw the Chinese Arch. This is a limestone formation named in recognition of the Chinese who worked on the transcontinental railroad. The historic site has a visitor center, film, exhibit, auto tour, short hike and many railroad items. Its an exciting place to visit.
This volksmarch was a walk along the Ogden river. This 10 kilometer walk was nice. The river was on our left most of the walk. I saw bikes, skateboarders, dog walkers, baby strollers and walkers on the path. I like seeing a town while on a volksmarch. Also, a Downy Woodpecker was making noise in a tree. This is a new bird for our bird life list.
Next, Kevin and I are going to explore Zion National Park & Pipe Spring National Monument in Utah.
3 National Historic Site Stamps at the Visitor Center
- Downy Woodpecker
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