Golden Spike Ceremony
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 PMTrain Rides Begin2:00 PM - 3:00 PMGolden Spike Ceremony3:00 PM - 4:00 PMBirthday Cake Party