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May 10, 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the laying of the “Golden Spike” and the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad at Promontory, Utah. The railroad had profound implications and significance in the history of the country—reducing a six-month journey from New York to Sacramento to just a few weeks—not to mention the technical and engineering innovations that developed from its construction. The railroad would not have been possible without a determined labor force. Join us for a discussion on those who laid the rails and unsaddled the “Iron Horse.”