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The Gold Spike and the Transcontinental Railroad

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Presented by Old Colorado City Historical Society at Old Colorado City History Center, Colorado Springs CO

Jan 10 2020
The Gold Spike and the Transcontinental Railroad presented by Old Colorado City Historical Society at Old Colorado City History Center, Colorado Springs CO

Celebrating 150 years of the Transcontinental Railroad and the Golden Spike that connected the East to the West.

Ken Valles will present his research on the transcontinental railroad in Colorado, utilizing displays that will include books, the Gold Spike replica, HO scale train replicas, and posters, among other items.

In a celebration of 150 years of the transcontinental railroad he will exhibit pictures of the original Golden Spike Ceremony, in which Leland Stanford joined the rails of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads–creating the First Transcontinental Railroad.

Ken Valles is an avid researcher, whose interests expand beyond the Golden Spike and include the Southwest, the old West and the Pacific Theater in World War II. He has presented to the Old Colorado Historical Society before, and OCCHS is delighted to welcome him back!

ADMISSION INFO

Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door.

Members of the Historical Society are free.

Contact: (719) 636-1225

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

Additional time info:

Doors will open at 10:30 a.m., and the Program will begin at 11:00 a.m.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

Old Colorado City History Center

1 South 24th Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80904

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ACCESSIBILITY INFO

    • Wheelchair Access

The front entrance to the History Center has a ramp for wheelchair access, and the program will be held on the main floor.

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