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Following in the Footprints of Chinese Railroad Workers

Presented by Chinese Railroad Workers Descendants Association and Golden Spike 150 at J. Willard Marriott Library, Salt Lake City UT

Apr 04 2019
Sep 27 2019
Following in the Footprints of Chinese Railroad Workers

A grand opening reception will be held on Monday April 29th from 5 pm – 7 pm for a photographic exhibition celebrating the contributions of the Central Pacific Railroad to the completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad.

This year marks the 150th Anniversary of the final joining of the last rails of the Railroad at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory on May 10, 1869. The early completion of Railroad could not have been made possible without the efforts of thousands of workers from Guangdong, China who traveled more than 6,000 miles across the Pacific to complete the work.

In many ways, this exhibit is a tribute to those men who risked their lives to extend the stalled railroad project from Sacramento across the

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J. Willard Marriott Library

295 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

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