President Nelson Shares Message of Oneness at Golden Spike Anniversary

by | May 10, 2019

Mormon Life

President Brigham Young bought five of the original 31 shares of the Union Pacific Railroad, at $1,000 each, for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when the Union Pacific was organized in the 1860s to build a railroad westward from Council Bluffs, Iowa.

On Friday, his successor, President Russell M. Nelson, stood under a brilliant blue Utah desert sky next to the tracks where the Union Pacific and Central Pacific met 150 years ago today and called the intercontinental railroad a great achievement that proved that diverse people could transform and unite a nation.

"These hardy laborers achieved a oneness that can guide us as a people to move forward to fulfill God's plan for this nation, the world and all of his children," President Nelson said during the Golden Spike Sesquicentennial celebration.

Story and lead image by Tad Walch, Deseret News
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