Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

Golden Spike Centennial at Lang Station.
From the Souvenir Program.
Sept. 5, 1976.
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Illustrated Historical Program
Golden Spike Centennial
Last Spike Connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco by Rail
Lang Station · Sunday, September 5, 1976

Order of Events
September 5, 1976
1:00 to 4:00 Exhibits of historic and railroad interest.
4:00 Concert by Brass Band, Canyon High School, concluding with National Anthem.
4:15 Southern Pacific Centennial Engine arrives.
4:25 Presentation of Six Historic American Flags by Canyon High School Song Leaders.
4:30 Chairman Charles Weeks introduces Bobbie Trueblood, Santa Clarita Valley Bicentennial Chairman, to lead Salute to the Flag.
4:35 Invocation.
4:40 Introduction of James G. Shea, Vice President, Southern Pacific Company, who introduces honored guests.
4:50 Don Torgeson of E Clampus Vitus leads Clampers parade and places plaque.
5:00 Stanley Lau, President of Chinese Historical Society of Southern California, introduces Lion Dance. Lion dance is followed by placing of plaque by Chinese Historical Society.
5:20 James G. Shea introduces Robert Banning, grandson of Phineas Banning. Driving of Golden Spike.
5:30 Adjournment to reconvene for barbecue at Elks Lodge, 17766 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country.
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Story of the Golden Spike
By Gerald M. Best

The Chinese Contribution
By Emma Louie

CONTRIBUTORS:

Gerald M. Best, Railway & Locomotive Historical Society

Mac Linton, E Clampus Vitus

Emma Louie, Chinese Historical Society of Southern California

Edited and produced by Ruth Newhall, managing editor, Newhall Signal for the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society.

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