1. DRIVING THE LAST SPIKE. The Central Pacific Railroad Company filed their certificate of incorporation at Sacramento on June 28, 1861. The railroad was completed eight years later, the last spike being driven at Promontory, Utah, May 9, 1869, upon which memorable day there was great joy along the Pacific coast.
" All honor to the work ! All praise
To men through whose devotion
Nature now kneels in open ways
From ocean unto ocean ! "