Echoes of Hammers & Spikes: Unknown Stories around the Golden Spike Come Alive in Your Classroom
Session 3: Grades K-6
The transcontinental railroad was an impossible dream. So was "Echoes of Hammers and Spikes". But the Magnificent Seven believed. In spite of impossible odds, a unique Utah storytellers' and songwriters' approach to the story of the most celebrated event in 19th century Utah now exists for classroom use. The behind-the-scenes stories, demonstrations of the resources available online, and intimate performances complete this workshop.
Clive Romney, songwriter, storyteller, multi-instrumentalist, arts advocate, Utah history purveyor, co-creator with Sam Payne of "Echoes of Hammers & Spikes", and folk arts representative on the Utah Arts Council is executive director of Utah Pioneer Heritage Arts.
Bob Morphis, drummer, singer, songwriter, entertainer, advertising director (the "real job" my wife asked for), and marketing and communications director for Utah Pioneer Heritage Arts.