Golden Spike

  • The Pacific Railroad ground broken January 8, 1863, and completed May 8, 1869.
  • Directors of the C. P. R. R. of Cal. Hon. Leland Stanford. C. P. Huntington. E. B. Crocker. Mark Hopkins. A. P. Stanford. E. H. Miller Jr.
  • Officers. Hon. Leland Stanford. Presdt. C. P. Huntington Vice Presdt. E. B. Crocker. Atty. Mark Hopkins. Tresr. Chas Crocker Gen. Supdt. E. H. Miller Jr. Secty. S. S. Montague. Chief Engr.
  • May God continue the unity of our Country, as this Railroad unites the two great Oceans of the world. Presented by David Hewes San Francisco.

Actual date of railroad completion May 10, 1869

Currently housed in the Stanford Museum with original Laurel railroad ties

Originally located Promontory Summit, Utah Territories. Connected railroad lines from the East and West making the first trans-continental railroad.

Instrumental in one of the first mass media events.

Golden Spike

Gnosis: Steampunk nephlm