The first transcontinental railroad, that tied the
west to the east with bands of steel, was completed
with the driving of the Golden Spike, at Promontory,
Utah, 33 miles west of here, May 10, 1869. The railroad
was abandoned with the ceremonial pulling of the
Golden Spike August 8, 1942. This is the rail, which
served in the same place as the original rail held by the
Golden Spike. The other rails were used to help relieve
the steel shortage during the Second World War.
The Junior Chamber of Commerce of Brigham City
secured this rail from the Union Pacific Railroad, and
presented it to Box Elder County.
Dedicated Dec. 22, 1943 by Governor Herbert B. Maw