The Wedding Of The Rails
On May 10th, 1869, the last spike . . a Golden Spike . . was driven and America was united by the transcontinental Pacific Railway. The Union Pacific's locomotive No. 119 and the Central Pacific's "Jupiter" inched together, finally touching nose to nose, symbolizing the completion of the railroad . . . The Wedding of the Rails.
Golden Spike/Golden Spike Days
Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil Archives
May 10, 1869
Black and white photograph
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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26 cm x 21 cm