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Golden Spike, The - limited edition print

Canvas Signed & Numbered - $505.00


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Giclée Canvas Prints
Reproduction Technique: Roland Giclée on canvas using six color pigmented inks.
Each print is numbered and signed by the artist and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

Signed and Numbered
Size: 21 x 18 • Edition Size: 100

Historical Information

No nation expanded so rapidly as the United States. How did it hold together? A network of roads, rivers, and canals, however elaborate, was wholly inadequate. The railroad—was the answer. Rail construction advanced with spectacular speed. Much was built with the stimulus of lavish land grants from the federal government. A few years later, a new breed of financiers and entrepreneurs were flinging tracks across the continent. On May 10, 1869, amidst national rejoicing, the tracks of the Union Pacific, building west from Omaha, and the Central Pacific, building east from California, were joined together with a golden spike. It was a symbol of a united Union, reunited now east and West as well as North and South.


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