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Golden Spike site to mark railroad's completion

Published: Monday, May 5 2014 2:15 p.m. MDT

The Golden Spike National Historic Site on Saturday will commemorate the 145th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad.

Allison Laypath

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GOLDEN SPIKE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE — The Golden Spike National Historic Site on Saturday will commemorate the 145th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad.

There will be a ceremony including guest speakers, a remembrance those who lost their lives while building the railroad, two re-enactment ceremonies and live music.

The Golden Spike visitors center will open at 9 a.m., and there will be historic photograph re-creations for those in period dress at 10 a.m.

The ceremony begins at 11:30 a.m., with keynote speaker Aaron Hunt, director of corporate relations and media for Union Pacific Railroad.

Activities will continue until 5 p.m. when the visitors center closes. More details can be found at the historic site's website, nps.gov/gosp.

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