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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.
 
Erected 1939.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker monument is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 28, 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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Council Bluffs IA 51501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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
Golden Spike Monument and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 4, 2016
2. Golden Spike Monument and Marker
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(approx. 1.3 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Council Bluffs.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Pacific Railway: A Brief History. (Submitted on April 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Transcontinental Railroad. (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
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 was last revised on November 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 17, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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