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The painting depicts the ceremony of the driving of the 'Last Spike' at Promontory Summit, UT, on May 10, 1869, joining the rails of the Central Pacific Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad. Thomas Hill (1829-1908)

How “golden spike” became the most important event of the 19th century

There is no simple definition of 'fast'. To be reasonably correct, it is always necessary to specify what historical period we are talking about. There are still people among us…

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