Transcontinental Railroad Scenic Backcountry Byway Tour

Interactive Map Tour


Join Christopher Merritt, Ph.D. as he discusses life along the Transcontinental Railroad after the golden spike.

Learn more about the Chinese railroad workers and artifacts with Christopher Merritt, Ph.D. and Representative Karen Kwan.



You and your students are invited to “visit” the Utah Division of State History on a virtual field trip. This behind-the-scenes tour of our historical collections features documents, photographs, and artifacts that reflect Utah’s rich and diverse history. Students will have the opportunity to question, discuss, and analyze these primary sources in a live, interactive session with a professional archivist.
Schedule Free Virtual Tour

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The What's Buzzing archive is a collection of special topics representing specific events and issues surrounding Utah's history.