Monday, May 10, 2010

Stamp of the Day: It was only 141 years ago...., May 10, when the East Coast and the West Coast of the United States were united for the first time by a railroad line.  Happy anniversary, all railroads!

The stamp shows the Golden Spike Ceremony in 1869 in Promotory Point in Utah, and the spike wasn't really made of 100% gold even if it was called the Golden Spike.  You can read more here about this event, one of the first real media-marketed events.

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