National Affairs: Spike

Governor William H. Adams of Colorado and Oliver Henry Shoup, who was Governor before him (1919-23), swung sledges last week to drive a spike into a railroad tie under the Continental Divide west of Denver. The spike was a golden one and the two laborers made speeches. Mayor John F. Bowman of Salt Lake City made a speech, representing Governor George H. Dern of Utah. Then 2,500 people, on four special trains, rode forth and back through the six-mile Moffat tunnel thus formally opened. The tunnel connects Denver and the "near West" with the vast, enormously rich western part of Colorado,...

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