Since Wm. Hart Laws, our ancestor, was present at the driving of this nationally historic event, the following festival might be of interested to his descendants:
GOLDEN SPIKE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
35th ANNUAL RAILROADER’S FESTIVAL
August 13, 2011
Cab tours of the Jupiter and 119 will be conducted throughout the day by volunteers and park personnel. Re-enactments of the Last Spike Ceremony will occur at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm. Visitors can test their skill at a variety of activities such as buffalo chip throwing, wood stoking, relay races, checkers, triangle tough of rope. Other activities include Operation Life Saver (Railroad safety education program), musical entertainment throughout the day, also the speeder and handcar will be returning by popular demand.
This year we are adding a game called Trivi Rail (this is similar to the board game trivial pursuit) as there can only be 6 players at a time you are welcome to sign up in advance by contacting the visitor center desk (435) 471-2209 ext 29, times will be provided. You can also sign up that day.
The Visitor Center will open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m. No entrance fees will be charged on this special day and all games, activities, and entertainment are free. Food will be available to purchase through Culinary Concepts or bring your own picnic.
Come on out for some relaxing fun and fresh air, and learn a little more about this great park! Just some reminders the weather in August is usually hot and sunny so water and sun screen are a must. Animals must be kept on leash, picked up after and also will need water. With the extra moisture we have had this year the insect population it up so bug spray is suggested.
Special Note: As there will be raw eggs for some of the relays this year you may want to bring some extra clothing to change.
Golden Spike National Historic Site is located 32 miles west of Brigham City via State Highway 13 and 83. Take exit 365 off Interstate 15.
Additional information can be obtained by calling the visitor center at 435-471-2209, ext. 29 or by checking the park’s website at www.nps.gov/gosp.
Golden Spike NHS
Saturday, August 13, 2011
ALL DAY LONG:
Relay Games: Water Transfer, Egg & Spoon, Egg Toss, Three Legged Race, Three Man Tough of War, Buffalo Chip Throwing, and Boiler Stoking
Board Games: Checkers, Ring Toss, Snakes and Ladders, and others.
Handcar Rides / Speeder Rides
Operation Lifesaver: inside the visitor center
Golden Spike Movie: Visitor Center main auditorium
09:00 a.m. Visitor Center Opens
09:30 a.m. Arrival of Jupiter & No. 119
10:00 a.m. Trivi Rail game
11:00 a.m. Re-enactment of Last Spike Ceremony
12:00 p.m. Trivi Railroad game
01:00 p.m. Locomotive Demonstration
01:30 p.m. Re-enactment of Last Spike Ceremony
02:00 p.m. Trivi Railroad game
03:30 p.m. Locomotive Demonstration
04:30 p.m. Departure of Jupiter & No. 119
05:00 p.m. Visitor Center Closes
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Food Vendor: will be Culinary Concepts