On May 10, 1869, workers drove the so-called “golden spike”spike through railroad ties joining the Union Pacific Railroad with the Central Pacific Railroad. Saturday evening on The American Sound, hear American composer George Antheil’s “Golden Spike,” inspired by America’s transcontinental railroad.
Christmas Memories from the Tire Stores
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Memories are a strong part of Christmases past. They can be triggered by the scent of wassail or a sprig of balsam on a hand-made wreath.
For thousands of Americans, Christmas memories include music from the Firestone and Goodyear tire store. WOSU reporter Sam Hendren talks about a holiday tradition from the 1960s.