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The ceremony for the driving of the golden spike at Promontory Summit, Utah on May 10, 1869. marked completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad. At center left, Samuel S. Montague, Central Pacific Railroad, shakes hands with Grenville M. Dodge, Union Pacific Railroad (center right).

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Lecture series to focus on industries that defined Nevada's heritage

The Churchill County Museum's 2019 Fall Lecture Series, which begins next week, carries the theme of “Industrious Minds: How Industry Shaped Nevada” — it will examine the history of railroading, mining, ranching, gambling and more.


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