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Gold Spike Village


Gold Spike Village, incorporated in 1984 by Coker Ewing, consists of 194 single family homes. Monthly dues cover front yard maintenance.

Gold Spike Village commemorates the building of the first transcontinental railroad.  In January 1863, Central Pacific Railroad began working on the transcontinental railroad connecting the west to the east. During the same period, the Union Pacific Railroad was working on tracks from the east and in May of 1869 the two railroads met in Promontory, Utah. An engine from each company met nose to nose as the last spikes (golden) were driven in the tracks to celebrate the rail road's completion.

The six-month trip to California had been reduced to two weeks, effectively enabling business and commerce to proliferate, turning the frontier wilderness of the western territories into highly populated areas. The streets of Gold Spike Village recall the camps built and the people who toiled during the epic struggle to build the first transcontinental railroad, bonding California and its gold to the Union.





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