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Jun 30, 2012 - Tremonton, UT 6-12
We arrived after a nice trip up from Moab. Originally, we had planned to stop in the town of Springville, below Salt Lake City, for a couple nights in order to explore Salt Lake City, but then we heard about a fire that was about 15 miles from our campground so decided to cancel that reservation and continue north to Tremonton. As we drove through the area we could see and smell the smoke, so were happy we had made that decision. Our first day we decided to drive to Logan to see the Cache Valley and do a little shopping. As with most towns...Jump to full entry
Dec 29, 2010 - Damn Snow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Snow sucks when you want to get somewhere. Snow covered roads, wipers that don't want to deal with the heavy snow. It's one o'clock and stopped for the day. Three hours to go 90 miles. At least most of the other travellers kept to a reasonable pace. Some of those that didn't ended up in the ditch. Hopefully the snow will let up so we can move on. 100 miles today - total 830 Update: the forecast is for more of the same for the next 24 hrs. Getting cabin fever already. I want to move on.Jump to full entry
Aug 20, 2006 - Day 9 - Golden Spike Museum, Prominence Point, UT
On our way out of Utah, we stopped in at the Golden Spike Museum. As we neared the museum, we watched an old train engine cross the tracks in front of us. After paying, we joined the crowd outside to watch a replay of the final moments of the Golden Spike being driven at the junction of the Central Pacific Rail Line and the Union Pacific. Jeromy was sad to learn that the actual golden spike was really four spikes, and that none of them were on display. Since we were told that one of the spikes is missing, Jeromy concocted a plan to search...Jump to full entry
Jun 3, 2006 - The Golden Spike
We visited a location today that we heard about in school. Promontory Summit (not point) where the transcontinental railroad was completed on May 10, 1869 with the ceremonial driving of a golden spike. This National Historic site is North of the Great Salt Lake. We arrived just in time to hear an excellent lecture and see a reenactment of the Last Spike Ceremony. Chris actually played the part of a Mormon Bishop who attended the ceremony with all his wives. There were four special spikes, the gold one and 2 silver spikes and a silver clad...Jump to full entry
May 20, 2006 - DONE!
DONE! That's the single word telegraphed across the country on May 10, 1869, as the Golden Spike was driven in at Promontory Summit, Utah. DONE! That's the word that declared to the world that the first transcontinental railroad was joined in that historic ceremony. DONE! That's the word signaling the completion of the initial phases of backbreaking labor of the Chinese (from Sacramento) and the Irish (from Omaha) and so many other immigrants as they pushed that railroad to completion. No, we weren't at that historic ceremony. In fact, we...Jump to full entry
Jul 3, 2002 - Promontory, UT
This area has two rather significant historical points. In Promontory, Ut, the golden spike was driven completing the transcontinental railroad in 1847, which led to the demise of the Pony Express. In Wendover, Ut. the last section of the Transcontinental Telephone line was spliced. The weather here is great, but we are off to Sun Valley tomorrow - another long day of driving - about 5 hours.Jump to full entry