The Un-Driving of the Golden Spike

Jeff Terry, Thornton H. Waite, James J. Reisdorff
Item #83059

Seventy-three years after the driving of the Golden Spike, on September 8, 1942 the Golden Spike was “un-driven” at Promontory Summit during a brief ceremony that largely replicated the original event in reverse.

This is the illustrated story of the un-driving of the Golden Spike in 1942 and the various personalities involved.

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The completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad was celebrated by the driving of the Golden Spike at Promontory Summit. Seventy-three years later, on September 8, 1942, the Golden Spike was “un-driven” at Promontory Summit during a brief ceremony that largely replicated the original event in reverse. This is the illustrated story of the un-driving of the Golden Spike in 1942 and the various personalities involved.

It also covers the establishment of the Golden Spike National Historic Site, which was a century-long struggle to have America rediscover the significance of Promontory Summit.

Published by South Platte Press

Author: Jeff Terry, Thornton H. Waite, James J. Reisdorff
Size: 9.5 x 8.5
Pages: 80
Black & White photos: 75
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction

Chapter 1 - May 10, 1869
Chapter 2 - The Promontory Branch
Chapter 3 - Un-Driving the Golden Spike
Chapter 4 - Years of Desolation and Re-enactments
Chapter 5 - The Golden Spike Centennial
Epilogue - Golden Spike National Historic Site

Bibliography
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