About 30 history buffs hiked at the Golden Spike National Historic Site near Corinne, Box Elder County, on Sunday to commemorate the 150th anniversary of immigrant railroad workers laying 10 miles of track in one day for the first transcontinental railroad.
On April 28, 1869, Central Pacific crews laid 10 miles of track that day, a record that resulted from a bet between crews with the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific. The two railroads were finally joined during a ceremony in which the golden spike was driven on May 10, 1869, at Promontory, now a ghost town.
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