The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad, The Railroad Helped Build America: An Exhibit
This educational exhibit that is on display seeks to give a voice to the Chinese migrants whose labor on the Transcontinental Railroad helped to shape the physical and social landscape of the American West. Did you know? Between 1864 and 1869, well over 10,000 Chinese migrants toiled at a grueling pace and in perilous working conditions to help construct America’s first Transcontinental Railroad. They bore tunnels through granite, worked continuously through treacherous winters in the mountains, laid down track at a record pace through the Great Basin, and set the last rails before the driving of the golden spike at Promontory Summit, Utah.
Come view this educational Exhibit can be viewed during library hours.