the last link in the Transcontinental Railroad with a spike
of gold was the brainchild of David Hewes. A friend of California
Governor. Leland Stanford, he provided the golden spike
used in the dedication on May 10, 1869. This one event,
joining the east and west by rail, opened up the west and
started a new era for both California and for America.
The Hewes house can be seen in Historic Old Town Tustin
at the corner
of Main and B Streets. It is currently a private residence.