• 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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