The One With The Trains
I understand the train thing will make it the most collected of the quarters (if Utah picks this design). It's also leading in the Tribune online poll with over 53% of the vote so far. Still, I don't like it. I don't want to disparage the historical importance of "The Golden Spike", but it just doesn't say "Utah" to me. It was Utah's first experience with out of state companies bringing in out of state workers and materials to build a project meant for the two coasts. We had to build a separete spur to SLC. The railroad was in the middle of nowhere when it came through Utah. If one company or the other had built a little faster, this would be the quarter design for Nevada or Wyoming. After all, Nevada supplied a ceremonial spike to the occasion, Arizona Territory did as well. Sadly, there was no ceremonial spike from Utah Territory. So here's my question: How exactly does this design represent Utah?