Promontory Summit

David Kilton visited Promontory Summit, the site where the golden spike was struck completing construction on the Transcontinental Railroad. Construction of the Central Pacific… read more

David Kilton visited Promontory Summit, the site where the golden spike was struck completing construction on the Transcontinental Railroad. Construction of the Central Pacific Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad met at Promontory Summit, about an hour outside of Ogden, Utah on May 10, 1869. The railroad network made traveling across the country easier and greatly improved the process of transporting freight. In the 20th century, Ogden’s logo read, “You can’t get anywhere without coming to Ogden.”

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Ogden, Utah, from April 5-11 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Comcast Cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close

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Category:
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Location:
Brigham City, Utah, United States
First Aired:
May 04, 2014 | 2:13pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
May 30, 2019 | 1:07am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • May 04, 2014 | 2:13pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 05, 2014 | 4:13am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 05, 2014 | 5:47am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 11, 2014 | 5:48pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 12, 2014 | 5:47am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 27, 2014 | 9:08pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 28, 2014 | 1:09am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 28, 2014 | 5:11am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 05, 2014 | 9:37pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 06, 2014 | 1:23am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 21, 2016 | 11:36am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 21, 2016 | 2:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 25, 2016 | 10:50am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 26, 2016 | 3:52am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 25, 2016 | 10:57am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • May 11, 2019 | 10:08am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 12, 2019 | 11:35am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 18, 2019 | 7:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 19, 2019 | 9:40am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 29, 2019 | 8:44pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 30, 2019 | 1:07am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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