By 1862, engineers had surveyed a railroad route across the Sierra Nevada, and Congress authorized the Central Pacific to begin building the first U.S. transcontinental railroad east from Sacramento, and the Union Pacific working westward from Omaha. Those two lines would ultimately meet at Promontory in the Great Salt Lake Desert of northern Utah, the site of today's Golden Spike National Historical Park. We'll explore Golden Spike, the unique earthwork sculpture of Spiral Jetty in the Great Salt Lake, and nearby RV camping opportunities in Episode 302 of Grand Adventure.
Filmed: April 8-10, 2023
- 0:00 Intro
- 0:54 Golden Spike National Historical Park
- 3:22 The locomotives
- 7:43 Spiral Jetty
- 12:03 Crystal Hot Springs
- 12:47 Willard Bay State Park
- 14:05 Wrap-up
FOR MORE INFORMATION
- Golden Spike National Historical Park https://www.nps.gov/gosp
- Spiral Jetty https://goo.gl/maps/eMLRZoezNjjkGeM46
- Crystal Hot Springs https://www.crystalhotsprings.net/
- Willard Bay State Park https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/willard-bay/
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