Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Utah State Quarter?

So the Utah state quarter is going to commemorate an event that happened before Utah became a state. The driving of the Golden Spike happened on May 10, 1869. Now we are going to put two trains with what is supposed to look like a railroad spike between them on our quarter. Above the "spike" will be the year 1896, the year Utah became a state. My belief is that people will erroneously think that the Golden Spike was driven in 1896.
Just this morning, Mary Nickles on KUTV 2 said something to the effect of "Now we'll all know when the spike was placed, 1896, it's right there on the quarter."
Good luck to all the US History teachers out there after the quarter is released.

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