May 10, 1869

On May 10, 1869, the presidents of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads meet in Promontory, Utah, and drive a ceremonial last spike into a rail line that connects their railroads.

The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad

Short Subject 

From the series “This is America Charlie Brown” (U.S./1865 – 1913) [8 – 11; 24 minutes]