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The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad - An Exhibit

The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad - An Exhibit

  • 1255 Park Ave
  • Park City, UT
Dates
Date: May 1, 2019 - May 28, 2019
Recurring: Recurring daily
Time: Mon-Thur 10 AM - 9 PM, Fri-Sat 10 Am -6 PM, Sun 1 PM - 5 PM
Price: Free
Overview
Dates
Date: May 1, 2019 - May 28, 2019
Recurring: Recurring daily
Time: Mon-Thur 10 AM - 9 PM, Fri-Sat 10 Am -6 PM, Sun 1 PM - 5 PM
Price: Free

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. 

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The Chinese Helped Build the Railroad - An Exhibit