We took a drive out to the Promontory Summit. This is the location of the "Golden Spike" (also known as the "Last Spike"). It is the ceremonial final spike driven to join the First Continental Railroad across the United States. This connected the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific railroads on May 10, 1869. It was one of the first nationwide media events with a telegraph sent that flashed around the country. It was only one word, "DONE!
There was a museum and a short movie on the building of the railroad. When we left we took a driving tour through the area that the train originally traveled.