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May 10th Special Days - Featuring 29+ Train Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, May 10, 2022 | 0 comments
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Image: The Golden Spike | Paperback: 234 pages | by Robert O'Brien (Author). Publisher: lulu.com (March 9, 2020)
The Golden Spike
May 10th is... Golden Spike Day (1869), National Lipid Day, National Clean Your Room Day, Trust Your Intuition Day, National Shrimp Day, National Liver and Onions Day, National Small Business Day, World Lupus Day, Mother Ocean Day, Dia De La Madre, National Hampster Day, Move for Health Day, International Monty Python Status Day, National Cactus Day, Whacking Day, Stay Up All Night Night, Bad Breath Day (UK), St. Damien of Molokai Feast Day

More Special Days: Mother's Day, Mothers at the Wall Day, National Veal Ban Action Day, Lilac Sunday, Windmill Day, Children's Day (Spain)

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, papercrafts, recipes, crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

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Image: The Golden Spike (Captured History) | Kindle Edition | by Don Nardo (Author). Publisher: Compass Point Books (February 1, 2015)Golden Spike Day (1869)
-- Today marks the anniversary of the creation of the nation's first transcontinental railroad. The Golden Spike (aka The Last Spike) is the ceremonial final spike driven by Leland Stanford to join the rails of the First Transcontinental Railroad across the United States connecting the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads on May 10, 1869, at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory.

Read: The Golden Spike
-- In the mid-1860s, as the Union Pacific Railroad headed westward from Nebraska, another company, the Central Pacific, pushed eastward from California. Their goal was to meet somewhere in between, forming a single railway line to bridge the continent. That historic meeting took place in May 1869 in northern Utah, and photographer Andrew J. Russell was there to document the historic event. His work resulted in one of the most important photos of the 19th century and probably the most famous railroad image of all time. The photo, often called East and West, was viewed by a worldwide audience and affirmed railroads were at the cutting edge of transportation technology.

Image: Ten Mile Day: And the Building of the Transcontinental Railroad | Paperback: 40 pages | by Mary Ann Fraser (Author, Illustrator). Publisher: Square Fish; 2/14/96 edition (March 15, 1996)
Ten Mile Day
-- On May 10, 1869, the final spike in North America's first transcontinental railroad was driven home at Promontory Summit, Utah. Illustrated with the author's carefully researched, evocative paintings, here is a great adventure story in the history of the American West -- the day Charles Crocker staked $10,000 on the crews' ability to lay a world record ten miles of track in a single, Ten Mile Day.

Image: DS Decor Photos Quality Digital Print of a Vintage Photograph - East Meets West - The 'Golden Spike' Ceremony, Promentory Summit, Utah May 10, 1869. Black and White 11x14 inches - Matte Finish
The Golden Spike Ceremony -- Quality digital reproduction of a vintage photograph from the DS Decor collection. East Meets West - the Golden Spike ceremony, Promontory Summit, Utah May 10, 1869. Printed with only quality Epson inks on Ultra Premium Matte Presentation Paper. This photo will last a lifetime without fading. Available in black and white or sepia tone and in three sizes.

Train Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Duty Bound on the Union Pacific: One Man's Story of Building Lincoln's Transcontinental Railroad | Kindle Edition | by Lawson McDowell (Author). Publisher: RAWR Publishing Co. (March 25, 2014)
Duty Bound on
the Union Pacific
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Train Recipes:

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🚂 Tiny Teddies on trains recipe - Kidspot

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

🚂 Golden Spike Coloring Page

🚂 Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad

🚂 Transcontinental Railroad Resources

🚂 Take the Junior Engineer challenge and begin your adventure today

🚂 26 Best Train Coloring Pages

🚂 Free Union Pacific Coloring Book

🚂 The Great Race to Promontory

🚂 Standard Time: Telling Time on the Railroad

🚂 Virtual Activity Zone at the National Railroad Museum

🚂 Transcontinental Telegraph and Railroad | Lessons, Activities, and Resources

🚂 Operation Lifesaver's activities for kids

🚂 Track Record Fun

🚂 Train Worksheets, Activities, and Crafts

🚂 The Transcontinental Railroad

🚂 Train Printable Worksheets

🚂 First Shapes with Printable Train Tracks

🚂 Train Printables and Activities

🚂 Train Ideas and Printables

🚂 Trains Coloring Book

🚂 Train Printables | Word Search Crossword Puzzle, and more

Image: We Were There at the Driving of the Golden Spike | Paperback: 192 pages | by David Shepherd (Author), William K. Plummer (Author). Publisher: Dover Publications; Reprint edition (November 21, 2013)
We Were There at the
Driving of the Golden Spike
More Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

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Image: When Lupus Throws You For A Loop: A Handbook For The Newly Diagnosed, Lupus Veterans, And For Those Who Love Them | Paperback: 126 pages | by MSW, ACSW, Donna Oram (Author). Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 3, 2017)

When Lupus Throws
You For A Loop
Lupus Day
-- began with a Proclamation 8 years ago by an international steering committee representing lupus organizations from 13 different nations when they met in Eaton, United Kingdom to organize the first observance of World Lupus Day. The Proclamation is a call to action for governments around the world to increase their financial support for lupus research, awareness, and patient services.

👨‍⚕️ Lupus Awareness Kit

👨‍⚕️ Downloads - Lupus Treatment Resources

Image: How to Clean Your Room in 10 Easy Steps | Hardcover: 40 pages | by Jennifer Larue Huget (Author), Edward Koren (Illustrator). Publisher: Schwartz and Wade (May 11, 2010)
How to Clean Your Room
in 10 Easy Steps
Clean Your Room Day
-- If you've got kids, it is very possible their rooms are a vast wasteland, completely filled with the good stuff. Get out the shovels. Call in an industrial-sized dumpster. Its time for everyone to clean your rooms!

👪 Clean Your Room Worksheets and Printables

👪 Clean Room Award Children's Certificates

👪 How to Clean Your Room Printable

Image: Willie the Windmill | Perfect Paperback: 24 pages | by Lonnie Rogers and Melody Wynne (Author). Publisher: Tate Publishing (April 14, 2009)
Willie the Windmill
Windmill Day
-- More than 600 of Holland's 1000 windmills fly a blue pennant each year to welcome visitors on National Windmill Days. The event is a chance to visit Amsterdam's working mills, which date back to the 17th and 18th centuries.

🌬️ Windmill Colouring Pages

🌬️ How to Make a Paper Pinwheel

🌬️ Dutch Colouring and Activity Pages

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