• Promontory Summit, UT Last Spike Site

    Golden Spike

    National Historic Site Utah

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    Visitors relying on GPS Units, in order to direct them to our site, need to be cautious once they turn off State Highway 83. Several different GPS systems have misdirected visitors headed to our site. Road signs are more reliable as you approach the site. More »

WNPA Bookstore New Arrivals

Irish Gandy Dancers

Irish Gandy Dancers $22.00

Included amongst the many workers that helped
to complete the Transcontinental Railroad were
a large number of Irish immigrants. Some of
these Irish workers left the battlefields of the
East after the conclusion of the Civil War, to
join the demanding work required to complete
the nation's first Transcontinental railroad. Irish
Gandy Dancers
tells the story of some of these
workers and the challenges they had to overcome
in order to complete this daunting task.

 
mugs 2
These mugs are handthrown and glaze engraved, so as to feature the two locomotives standing head to head. Choose from blue, green, and black. $18.95
 
Union Pacific-opoly is a new twist on the original game of Monopoly, featuring a Golden Spike as one of the 6 tokens, and also features Promontory Summit in the traditional Baltic Ave. location, and Golden Spike in the Park Place location.  Union Pacifi-opoly is a new twist on the original game of Monopoly, featuring a Golden Spike as one of the 6 tokens, and also features Promontory Summit is the traditional Baltic Ave. location and Golden Spike in the Park Place location.  $24.95
Union Pacific-opoly is a new twist on the original game of Monopoly,
featuring a golden spike as one of the 6 tokens,
and also featuring Promontory Summit in the traditional Baltic Ave.
location and Golden Spike in the Park Place location.  $24.95
 
Christmas ornaments with the utah state quarter image in pewter or silver on black are available for a limited time for $6.50.
Christmas ornaments with the Utah state quarter image in
pewter or silver on black are available for a limited time for $7.99.
 
Hobo Signs

Hobo Symbols
Mouse pad $7.00 and tin sign $10.00     

Once the Transcontinental Railroad was complete
advancements in technology a
nd increased use of
trains throughout
the United States caused travel
by rail
to become ever more popular. Besides the
increase in paying passengers, the
hobos that
rode the rails without paying
also increased in
frequency, possibly
reaching into the hundreds of thousands in the early 1900s. These hobos
developed their own culture, finding new ways to
survive and communicate.
The mouse pad and
wall
hanging shown here give a variety of symbols
that the hobos used to communicate
and help
sustain their way of life.

 
National Parks Quarters

National Park Quarters
Album $18.99 and Quarters $2.49 each

Beginning in 2010 the U.S. Mint and coinage system
began to produce a new collection of quarters to commemorate National Parks and Federal Lands throughout the United States. The Western National
Park's Association bookstore at Golden Spike carries
the individual quarters and an album in which these
quarters can be kept and displayed. These quarters
are a great find for coin collectors and National Park
enthusiasts alike.

 
 

Did You Know?

Laurel wood tie at the Last Spike Site

The Golden Spike does not reside at Golden Spike NHS. We have the spot where the spike was placed during the Golden Spike ceremony. More...