Monday, August 21, 2006

Chinese Honored at Promontory


I finally found the contemporary account of the Chinese being honored at Promontory by Strobridge after the last spike ceremony.

Chinese Honored at Promontory
San Francisco News Letter – Supplement May 15, 1869, Vol. IX, No. XV, pg 4
Honors to John Chinaman

Mr. Strowbridge [sic], when work was all over, invited the Chinamen who had been brought over from Victory for the purpose, to dine in his boarding car. When they entered all the guests and officers present cheered them as the chosen representatives of the race which have greatly helps to build the road – a tribute which the well deserved, and which evidently gave them much pleasure.