Spike 150 Anniversary Celebrated by the Western Mining and Railroad Museum, Helper City


The anniversary of the Spike 150 was commemorated with a celebration that was hosted prominently at the Western Mining and Railroad Museum in Helper City, as well as other various areas of Helper, on Friday.

This anniversary highlighted the joining of the the Union and Central Pacific Railroads. As Helper’s history is deeply rooted in the railroad industry, it was pertinent that the celebration was significant. Food trucks, vendors, exhibits, art galleries, presentations, raffles, games and more were featured throughout the day for attendee to enjoy.

Also hosted during the event was a televised broadcast on KSL 5 featuring a children’s choir made up of youth from throughout the state. Also featured during the broadcast was a keynote address and re-enactments. The children’s choir featured one Carbon County student, Abbey Mason, who represented the area with a smile. A member of the children’s choir was Claudia Bigler, a one-time Price resident that recently retired from directing the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

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