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When was the transcontinental railroad completed?

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On May 10, 1869, the transcontinental railroad was completed as the presidents of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads met in Promontory, Utah to drive a ceremonial last spike into a rail line that connected their railroads.

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The transcontinental railroad, was ceremoniously celebrated with the driving of the golden spike on May 10th, 1869, at Promontory point, Utah. Later rerouted to the south, a 15 mile stretch of the original railroad, including the section of the last spike, still exists as a national monument.

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