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Welcome Back, History: Golden Spike Anniversary Celebration Returns After 2020 Cancellation

The biggest event of the year at Golden Spike National Historical Park has been to both extremes over the last two years.

Following the biggest crowds it has ever hosted in during the 150th anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 2019, the park was empty on May 10 last year after the annual celebration was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


This year’s events provided a welcome middle ground for history buffs, railroad enthusiasts and other curious visitors who turned out over the course of the three-day celebration. Read the rest of the story on


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.