Saturday, March 20, 2021

"Legacy"– a tribute to Chinese railroad workers of the CPRR (U.S. Forest Serice Video)

"Legacy"– a tribute to Chinese railroad workers of the CPRR (U.S. Forest Serice Video)

From: Dennis Hogan [Courtesy of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society Internet Message List.]

The U.S. Forest service has produced an impressive documentary on the contributions of Chinese laborers in building the Central Pacific RR.

I learned quite a bit from it. How did I miss hearing about the "China Wall" in the Sierras? ...


Film: Legacy

U.S. Forest Service [Tahoe National Forest] wrote: "Over 150 years ago, Chinese Railroad Workers blasted and chiseled their way through the rugged Sierra Nevada Mountains near Donner Summit on the Tahoe National Forest in California while completing the Transcontinental Railroad. Despite this monumental achievement, the Chinese Railroad Workers’ contribution was excluded, ignored and forgotten from history. Today, grassroots groups including the USDA Forest Service are working together to retell this story."


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a) "Chinese workers, Jamaica"
[Caution: NOT Central Pacific Railroad]

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b) Donner Lake

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c) China Wall

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d) China Wall

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e) China Wall

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f) China Wall

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g) Sierra Summit

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h) Summit Tunnel CPRR

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i) Chinese workers building the Loma Prieta Lumber Company's railroad, California, c. 1885
[Caution: NOT Central Pacific Railroad]

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j) Summit Tunnel CPRR

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k) Promontory Summit, Utah, May 10, 1869
Joining of the Rails

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l) Continent Stereoscopic Co. Large mount stereoview #28 "Chinamen going to work in California."
[Caution: Probably NOT Central Pacific Railroad]

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m) Golden Spike 50th Anniversary Celebration:
Chinese laborers Wong Fook, Lee Chao, Ging Cui, 1919

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n) "1950 watercolor by artist Jake Lee [detail]
depicts Chinese laborers laying the transcontinental railroad track
through the Sierra Nevada mountains.
"
[Caution: NOT depicted with historical accurate]
Images courtesy of the United States Forest Service.


Newspaper article:
Nevada County The Union:
"U.S. Forest Service honors Chinese railroad workers’ in movie."

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