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Jun 15, 2011 - Golden Spike National Historic Site

We had a two day drive from Boulder to Salt Lake City. We have no reason to rush, so we don't. The first night we stayed at a nice little park called the Buck N Bull RV Park in Rangely, CO. It was fine for an overnight stay. The next day we drove on over to Salt Lake City with no problems except for the herd of cattle that delayed us a little bit. It was out 42nd anniversary, so we went out to supper at one of those "all you can eat meat" Brazilian Restaurants at a location in the old Trolley Square Mall, which is a renovated trolley car...

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Sep 26, 2009 - Golden Spike National Historic Site

We know this is a little long winded, but we thought this was interesting. Golden Spike NHS is located in the northwest corner of Utah (hwy.83 approx. 32 miles west of Brigham City). FROM PAMPHLET: In 1862 Congress authorized the Central Pacific to build a railroad eastward from Sacramento & in the same act chartered the Union Pacific Railroad in New York. Each Railroad received loan subsidies of $16,000 to $48,000 per mile of track,depending on the difficulty of the terrain, & 10 land sections for each mile of track laid. The Central...

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Aug 11, 2008 - TRAINS

August 11, 2008 – Monday: So here is what we heard on the radio this morning: A Salt Lake City woman is going to be fined if she doesn’t start watering her lawn to keep it green. This is so foreign to us easterners where you can get fined if you do water your lawn. It is desert here, and the only way to have any kind of lawn or garden is to water. Ogden and Salt Lake City are on a flat plain between two mountain ranges on the east and west sides of the plain. It is flat – pancake flat between the ranges. We did trains today, and then more...

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