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Where did the transpacific railroad begin? It started in Council Bluffs Iowa! You can find the monument for the beginning of the railroad expansion west on ninth Avenue in Council Bluffs. Years ago, you could climb up to the top but that has been sealed...More
Traveling from Texas on a road in the Midwest and had extra time before checking into our hotel so we decided to find quick sights in Council Bluffs. Nice historical site for just driving by on a hot day (June 15, 2018).
This is not the "golden spike" that people think of when they hear that phrase. The real deal is at Promontory Point in Utah. This is a concrete replica, painted golden yellow that was erected to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the great occasion of...More
This 56 foot golden concrete spike was erected in 1939 with the premiere of the film "Union Pacific." It commemorates the junction of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific rail lines at the Promontory Summit in Utah on May 10, 1869. This spot commemorates "Mile...More