Golden Spike National Historic Site


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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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Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Timpanogos Cave National Monument, Golden Spike National Historic Site and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
But if you want to head out there, more power to you," said Nickie Smith, an employee of the Golden Spike National Historic Site visitor center, as she handed over a poorly photocopied map, her sidelong glance issuing a perceptible warning.
The Golden Spike National Historic Site in Brigham City, Utah, commemorates the spot where, on May 10, 1869, the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific met, forming the world's first transcontinental railroad.