Following the Golden Spike: Time, Place and Change along the First Transcontinental Railroad

June 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Durham Museum
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After Promontory ExhibitFollowing the golden spike: time, place and change along the first transcontinental railroad

5:30PM – Reception
6:30PM – Lecture

Meet Drake Hokanson, an award-winning photographer featured in our current exhibition, After Promontory: 150 Years of Transcontinental Railroading.

Throughout the 150 years since the completion of the first transcontinental railroad, many parts of the 1,800-mile route between Omaha and Sacramento have experienced enormous change. Some sections are busy, three-track, state-of-the-art mainline; others are abandoned in the desert wind. Through his black and white photographs, Drake Hokanson will explore the layered past, the natural and human geography and the deeper meaning of this linear landscape.

Drake Hokanson is an author, photographer and independent scholar. He is the author/coauthor of three books, has edited and contributed to several others and has exhibited photographs coast to coast. His other experience includes teaching photography and nonfiction writing at the university level for some 30 years

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