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Golden Spike festival set for this Saturday
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BRIGHAM CITY – Spend a day reliving a piece of Utah’s history. 

The Golden Spike National Historic Site will hold its 37th annual Railroader’s Festival on Aug. 10 from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The event, which celebrates the meeting of the joining of the Union and Central Pacific Railroads, includes a day full of activities and re-enactments. 

The day begins at 9:30 a.m. with the arrival of the Jupiter and No. 119 locomotives. Both will play a part in the reenactments of the last spike ceremony, which will be held at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Rangers will also hold locomotive demonstrations at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. 

Other activities include a variety of railroad-themed games and a program explaining how telegraphs work. 

The Golden Spike National Historic Site is 32 miles west of Brigham City via state highways 13 and 83. To get there, take exit 365 from I-15.

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