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USU Golden Spike Lecture Series

As part of the Utah's celebration of the 150-year anniversary of the Golden Spike, USU Brigham City held a Lecture Series about the history of the Transcontinental Railroad. All the lectures can be viewed below.

Lecture Videos

Lecture Date Title Watch
Jan 10, 2019 A Historical Snapshot of the US/Utah in the 1860’s-Marko DeMonja, Box Elder High History teacher, retired. Watch
Feb 7, 2019 Laying the Groundwork for the Transcontinental Railroad-John Barton, USU Uinta Basin History Lecturer. Watch
Mar 7, 2019 Building the Rails part 1-Engineering and Construction- Daren Dance, Retired engineer and Golden Spike volunteer. Watch
Apr 11, 2019 Building the Rails part 2-The people-key players-Dr. Kathryn L. MacKay, History Professor, Weber State University. Watch
May 2, 2019 Why Promontory? The joining of the rails and what it meant for America-Dr. F. Ross Peterson, USU History Professor retired. Watch