Great Overland Station Announces: The Hunt for the Golden Spike

TOPEKA -- The Great Overland Station is bringing The Hunt for the Golden Spike to Topeka, in which a photo is posted on their Facebook page that depicts where a golden spike is hidden, with clues to the location, and the discoverer will win four free tickets to the 5th Annual Topeka Railroad Festival, held August 18th.

Competitors will have several chances to win their tickets: more locations will be revealed on the Great Overland Station's Facebook page.

The first Golden Spike was discovered last Friday on the display tracks in the Rail Park in front of the Welda Depot, at The Great Overland Station.

The second Golden Spike was found in the NOTO Arts District Friday evening during the First Friday Artwalk.

The most recent Golden Spike was found near the pool in Gage Park.

The event is based on The Golden Spike (The Last Spike) the ceremonial final spike driven by Leland Stanford to join the rails of the First Transcontinental Railroad across the United States connecting the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads on May 10, 1869, at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory.

For more information on The Great Overland Station and the Topeka Railroad Festival please visit the online site at

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email:
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