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The Race to Promontory: The Transcontinental Railroad and the American West

Presented by Utah Museum of Fine Arts and Golden Spike 150 at Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City UT

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Feb 01 2019
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May 26 2019
The Race to Promontory: The Transcontinental Railroad and the American West

The UMFA exhibition is part of the Spike 150 partnership of Utah organizations that are celebrating the anniversary of the Golden Spike ceremony.

This major traveling exhibition celebrates the 150th anniversary of the “Meeting of the Rails” at Promontory Summit, Utah, on May 10, 1869, through the photographs and stereographs of Andrew Joseph Russell (1830–1902) and Alfred A. Hart (1816–1908). Drawn exclusively from the Union Pacific Historic Collection at the Union Pacific Railroad Museum, these images represent the largest collection in the world of original photographs documenting the construction of the transcontinental

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