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(Tribune file photo) This is the most famous photograph taken of the "Last Spike" Ceremony at Promontory, May 10, 1869, with Central Pacific locomotive "Jupiter", CP No. 60, a wood-burner, on the left, and Union Pacific locomotive No. 119, a coal-burner on the right. The engineers of these two locomotives are on the pilots holding bottles of champagne which were later broken over the nose of each locomotive. Standing in the center shaking hands are the chief engineers of the two roads, Sam S. Montague of the Central Pacific (left) and General Dodge of the Union Pacific (right).
A Look Back: Photos of the Transcontinental Railroad and Golden Spike historic site

First Published May 10 2013 07:04 am • Last Updated May 10 2013 02:51 pm

Each Friday, The Salt Lake Tribune presents images from its archives in a special series called A Look Back. Today’s photos show various events at the Golden Spike National Historic Site and the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad on May 10, 1869.

Every gallery of the series is available at www.sltrib.com/topics/lookback.

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Here are some of the previous installments:

Life on the Ute Reservation in early the 1900s

Women’s fashion in the 1960s

Dogs in Utah around 1900

Utah’s early cultural diversity

Utah artists from the late 1800s to the early 1900s

Presidential visits to Utah from the 1860s

Hunting and fishing in the early 1900s


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BYU, Utah football programs

Saloons, brewing companies in Utah around 1900

The centennial Days of ‘47 parade in downtown Salt Lake City from July 1947

Women’s fashion from 1949-50

Construction of the Salt Lake Temple and SLC in the 1800s

Utah college life from the 1930s to 1960s

Old newspaper advertisements

People and events in Salt Lake City from the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s

Historical images of Sugar House

Aerial images of Salt Lake City in the 1960s

Historic photos of Temple Square

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