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  President Warren G. Harding Railroad Car
by Stephen-KarenConn

The last trip Warren G. Harding made as President of the United States was to the interior of Alaska to dirve the Golden Spike commemorating the line of the Alaska Railroad, which joined Alaska's two major cities, Fairbanks and Anchorage, July 15, 1923. The spike was at the end of 702-foot Myers Memorial Bridge, at Milepost 413.7. Shortly after he returned to Washington, President Harding died suddenly of a heart attack on August 2, 1923.

President Harding's Railroad Car, "Denali", is on the National Register of Historic Places and will be of special interest to all railroad and history buffs.

Admission is free.

Directions: At Pioneer Park: Corner of Airport Way and Peger Road, Fairbanks, Alaska.
Phone: 907-459-1087
Website: http://www.alaskarails.org/ARR-spike.html

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  • Updated Aug 20, 2004
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