Golden Spike National Historic Site
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member brwhiz
N 41° 37.061 W 112° 33.050
12T E 370796 N 4608490
Quick Description: A plaque at the Golden Spike National Historic Site celebrates the labor of Irish immigrants in building the Transcontinental Railroad.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 9/12/2013 12:37:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMJ2HH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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Long Description:
At a time when many people were leaving Ireland because of famine and arriving in the United States, the Union Pacific was having problems with obtaining enough labor to build the eastern portion of the Transcontinental Railroad. Encountering blatant anti-Irish sentiments and discrimination in the East, many Irishmen grabbed the opportunity to obtain gainful employment on such a momentous undertaking. The historic plaque reads:

To the Irish who toiled on the Transcontinental Railroad uniting our nation.

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