Golden Spike Monument.

Golden Spike Monument

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Council Bluffs, Iowa

The Council Bluffs spike, a 56 ft. tall monument to the transcontinental railroad, juts out of a park in a residential neighborhood.

The historical Golden Spike event happened nowhere near here, but the monument was placed here in 1939 as a promotional gimmick for the film Union Pacific.

Also see: Golden Spike Controversy

Golden Spike Monument

Address:
9th Ave., Council Bluffs, IA
Directions:
9th Ave. just east of S. 21st St.
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