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May 10th: linked at Promontory Point

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    Posted: 10-May-2015 at 20:37
On May 10th, 1869, the newly constructed tracks of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railways were first linked at Promontory Point, Utah.       
A golden spike was driven by Leland Stanford, president of the Central Pacific.
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It was then promptly removed and replaced with a regular iron one. The golden spike (or a replica of it) was put on display at the Stanford Museum. The original date for the ceremony had been May 8th - the date inscribed on the spike. But bad weather and a labour dispute postponed the event for two days.

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'Native Americans and the Transcontinental Railroad'

''..The arrival of the railroad and, with it, more permanent and numerous white settlement, spelled growing conflict between whites and natives. The troubles would erupt into an all-out war.....''

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/tcrr-tribes/
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