SPIKE 150

Spike 150

May 8, 2019, 12:20 PM | Updated: 2:58 pm

The moment that connected America is part of Utah’s legacy. KSL takes you behind the scenes of the Golden Spike celebration. Come along for the ride all week on KSL 5 with exclusive stories, interviews and live coverage honoring one of Utah’s most historic moments. Then join us Friday at 11:30am for Spike 150, The Golden History, live special. Only on KSL 5.

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The Arizona Spike, right, is displayed next to the framed gold and Nevada spikes at the Utah Museum...

Carter Williams

1 of the 4 spikes driven at Promontory Summit fetches $2.2M at auction

The Arizona spike, which was ceremoniously driven in Utah to mark the transcontinental railroad completion in 1869, sold for a little more than $2 million during an auction that closed Thursday.

1 year ago

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John Hollenhorst, KSL TV

Colorado Town Disputes Utah’s Transcontinental Claim To Fame

When Utah celebrated the 150th anniversary of the driving of the golden spike, the cheering section was pretty much statewide. But in a tiny Colorado town, some people think the whole thing in Utah is a historical fraud.

5 years ago

Big Boy and Crowd...

Mike Anderson, KSL TV

Spike 150 Brings Boost To Weber, Box Elder Economy

A large influx of visitors into Northern Utah is expected to translate into millions of dollars being spent, especially in Box Elder, and Weber Counties.

5 years ago

AJ Russell's famous "champagne" photo...

Keith McCord, KSL TV

Iconic ‘Champagne Photo,’ Photographers Remembered On Golden Spike Anniversary

As the transcontinental railroad was nearing completion, fortunately the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads made sure the event was documented. They hired 3 photographers to preserve that great day in 1869.

5 years ago

Native American At Transcontinental Railroad...

Keri Wilcox, KSL TV

Spike 150 Celebrations Honor Native American Culture and Legacy

As Utah and the nation celebrate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, Native Americans hope we also remember and honor an often forgotten legacy of progress.

5 years ago

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BRADY McCOMBS Associated Press

Cannons, Bells, Music Mark 150th Anniversary Of Railroad

Visitors traveled from as far as China and dressed in old-fashioned dresses, top hats and bonnets for the celebration featuring music, a flyover, the firing of cannons and ringing of bells at the Golden Spike National Historic Park.

5 years ago

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