Golden Spike Monument, Council Bluffs, Iowa

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Golden  Spike  Monument  Council  Bluffs  IowaThis  is  the  Golden  Spike  Monument  in  Council  Bluffs,  Iowa.  It  was  originally  erected  to  promote  the  movie  Union  Pacific,  but  it  also  commemorates  the  ‘Golden  Spike’  nailed  to  the  track  at  Promontory,  Utah  where  the  Union  Pacific  and  the  Central  Pacific  came  together  to  complete  the  Transcontinental  Railroad  connecting  the  Atlantic  with  the  Pacific.

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