We drove by the spot in Promontory Point Utah, Transcontinental Railroad joined the Eastern part of the United States with the Western Part. To mark the occasion, a golden spike was driven. It’s just a little ways North of Salt Lake City, Utah. We were too late to visit the monument site, which would have added two hours to our drive, so we are just putting a note in our blog because it’s so cool. We will try to visit the spot the next time we are in Salt Lake City. May 10, 1869 the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific met in what was the Utah Territory and made it possible to travel across the entire country by train. The actual golden spike is held at Stanford University.