Golden Spike sculpture

Golden Spike National Historical Park Superintendent Brandon Flint speaks during a June 25, 2022 unveiling ceremony for “Monument to Their Memory,” the newest sculpture at the park. The piece stands 24 feet high and was built to honor the workers from diverse backgrounds who completed the first transcontinental railroad near the modern-day park site. in 1869.

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The newest monument standing at Box Elder County’s Golden Spike National Historical Park is, by design, one of the first things visitors to the park now see as they approach the site at Promontory Summit.

The 24-foot-high sculpture, entitled “Monument to Their Memory,” was built to honor all the railroad workers from many different cultures and backgrounds whose backbreaking efforts were crucial in the construction of the nation’s first transcontinental railroad.

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