Golden Spike Ceremony

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Name: Golden Spike Ceremony
Date: July 20, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM AKDT
Event Description:

The Golden Spike Ceremony is our celebration of the 120th birthday of Engine No. 1 - the oldest locomotive in Alaska and the first in the Yukon of Canada. We will be reenacting a ceremony from July 17, 1905 that marked the completion of the Tanana Mines / Tanana Valley Railroad. Complete with speeches from historical figures ET Barnett, Isabelle Barnett, Judge Wickersham, and Falcon Joslin, we have a real gold spike that will be driven, we will reenact historical photos (everyone is encouraged to wear 1890-1910 clothes to be a part of that), and have cake with light refreshments for everyone. 
 
Train rides will be given all day - and games will be out for a chance to win prizes. Everyone is invited to participate! 
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Train Rides Begin
 
 
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Golden Spike Ceremony
 
 
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Birthday Cake Party
Location:
Pioneer Park 
Date/Time Information:
July 20th 2019
Fees/Admission:
Free
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