Golden Spike National Historic Site


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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Golden Spike National Historic Site:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Golden Spike National Historic Site

Address:PO Box 897
Brigham City, UT 84302

Phone:435-471-2209
Fax:435-471-2341
Web: www.nps.gov/gosp/
Size: 2,735 acres.
Established: Designated as a national historic site in nonfederal ownership on April 2, 1957; authorized for federal ownership and administration by act of Congress on July 30, 1965.
Location:32 miles west of Brigham City, Utah, via UT 13 and 83.
Facilities:Picnic area, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Interpretive and living history programs, auto touring.
Special Features:Completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States was celebrated here where the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific railroads met on May 10, 1869, joining 1,776 miles of rail.

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The Spiral Jetty lies 32 miles west of Brigham City, Utah, and 15 miles south of Golden Spike National Historic Site.
The Jetty provides a form of rescue of the time that went into the railroad's construction, and thus poses a monumental rejoinder to the goings-on a few miles away at the Golden Spike National Historic Site [on Promontory Summit].
In researching Spiral Jetty, I have worked with Rick Wilson at Golden Spike National Historic Site and talked with several of his staff.
Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Golden Spike National Historic Site and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.