Friday, August 25, 2017

"What happened to Utah’s Chinatowns?"

"What happened to Utah’s Chinatowns?" by Sharon Sullivan, © Moab Sun News, August 24, 2017. (News Article)

" ... Thousands of Chinese immigrants began moving into the Rocky Mountain West during the 1860's in search of prosperity. By 1869, thousands were coming to Utah to work on the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad. [Christopher W. Merritt, Ph.D.]’s research shows the immigrants left behind a rich historical and archaeological legacy. ...

Free lecture series: The Life of Chinese Railroad Workers in Utah, a presentation by Chris Merritt, [Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer for the Utah Division of State History]
When: Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Where: Moab Information Center, corner of Center and Main streets"

[Courtesy Google Alerts.]