On This Day – May 10 – 150 Years ago

It is important for all of us to appreciate where we come from and how that history has really shaped us in ways that we might not understand. – Sonia Sotomayor

 The Last Spike was driven at Promontory Summit, Utah.

The Last Spike by Thomas Hill (1881)

It was on this day, May 10, 1869, that Union Pacific Railroad and the Central Pacific Railroad met at Promontory Summit, Utah.  The golden spikes were driven into the rails to signify the completion of the first transcontinental railroad.

A.J. Russell image of the celebration.