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Golden Spike (1869): Topics in Chronicling America

Search Strategies & Selected Articles

The links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in Chronicling America. You can further explore the topic of the "Golden Spike, 1869" using the following search strategies:

  • Use the following terms in combination, proximity, or as a phrase:
    Iron Road, Overland Road, Pacific Railroad, railroad, spike.
  • Search phrases such as Union Pacific Railroad with the proximity search to find the words Union, Pacific and Railroad all within 5 words of each other.
  • It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results.
    For best results, limit your search to articles published between the years from 1862 to 1869.

Selected Articles from Chronicling America