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Council Bluffs in Pottawattamie County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Golden Spike Monument

Council Bluffs

 

—Eastern Terminus of the Union Pacific Railroad —

 
Golden Spike Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 4, 2016
1. Golden Spike Monument Marker
Inscription.

Fixed by Abraham Lincoln,
President of the United States.

Dedicated April 28th 1939.


 
Erected 1939.
 
Location. 41° 15.194′ N, 95° 52.459′ W. Marker is in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in Pottawattamie County. Marker is on 9th Avenue west of 20th Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Council Bluffs IA 51501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Squirrel Cage Jail (approx. 1.2 miles away); The National Humane Alliance Fountain (approx. 1.2 miles away); Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Depot (approx. 1.2 miles away); "Freedom With Honor" (approx. 1.2 miles away); Council Bluffs Free Public Library (approx. 1.2 miles away); Spanish War Veterans (approx. 1.3 miles away); Mormon Trail (approx. 1.3 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Council Bluffs.
 
Also see . . .
1. Golden Spike Monument, Council Bluffs IA. (Submitted on April 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Pacific Railway: A Brief History. (Submitted on April 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Golden Spike Monument and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 4, 2016
2. Golden Spike Monument and Marker

3. Transcontinental Railroad. (Submitted on April 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesRailroads & Streetcars
 
Golden Spike Monument and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 4, 2016
3. Golden Spike Monument and Marker
Golden Spike Monument Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 4, 2016
4. Golden Spike Monument Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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