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A major attraction of UP's Golden Spike Centennial Expo Train that will visit Council Bluffs Sept. 26-27-28 is the colorful Expo car. It houses 19 displays telling the story of the building of the railroad from the earliest surveys right up to the…

On May 10th, 1869, the last spike . . a Golden Spike . . was driven and America was united by the transcontinental Pacific Railway. The Union Pacific's locomotive No. 119 and the Central Pacific's "Jupiter" inched together, finally touching nose to…

Sketch Of Plans . . . for the Golden Spike monument. The drawing at left shows how the Junior Chamber of Commerce will beautify the grounds. The sketch at right is a perspective of the monument.

Golden Spike Monument . . . commemorates completion of the first transcontinental railroad.

In preparation for the "Union Pacific" motion picture, Cecil De Mille did a great deal of research work, necessarily. His delving into history took him into the old Harper magazine, and he is shown here with the star of the picture, Barbara Stanwyck,…

Residents in old fashioned clothing in celebration of Golden Spike Days in Council Bluffs.

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J. R. Perkins broadcasting at the dedication of the Golden Spike, just before the program proper. Telling the crowd about the historical setting.

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Postcard. Golden Spike, Council Bluffs Iowa. "Rearing its head 56 feet into the is this huge concrete replica of a railroad spike, located at the zero-zero mile post of the Union Pacific. A large bronze plaque marks forever the fact that this city is…
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