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HIST 3103: The United States, 1820-1898

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The Last Spike, also called the "Golden Spike"

A painting by Thomas Hill (1881) depicting the joining the Central Pacific Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad in Utah in 1869A painting by Thomas Hill (1881) depicting the ceremony of the driving of the "Last Spike" at Promontory Summit, UT, on May 10, 1869, joining the rails of the Central Pacific Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad.

(Central Pacific Railroad, Wikimedia Commons)

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