photo sharing and upload picture albums photo forums search pictures popular photos photography help login
Henk Binnendijk | all galleries >> Places in Alaska , Yukon and BC >> Nenana > Nenana
previous | next
Nenana
March 2000 Henk Binnendijk

Nenana

Alaska

Golden spike at the railroad depot

"First presidential visit
President Warren G. Harding, First U.S. president to visit Alaska,
travelled here to pound the golden spike signalling completion of the
Alaska Railroad from Tidewater to the interior
on July 15, 1923"


The old Railroad Depot was completed in 1923. In that year on July 15 president Warren G. Harding drove the golden spike at Nenana, signifying the completion of the Alaska Railroad. The presidential railroad car 'Denali', that Harding used in 1923, is now on display in Pioneer Park (Alaskaland) in Fairbanks.
The depot was renovated in 1988. It houses the Alaska State Railroad Museum.


other sizes: small medium large original
comment