Following in the Footprints of Chinese Railroad Workers

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Presented by Chinese Railroad Workers Descendants Association and Golden Spike 150 at Salt Lake City Public Library (Main Branch), Salt Lake City UT

Feb 17
Mar 29
Following in the Footprints of Chinese Railroad Workers

Celebrating the Contributions of the Chinese Railroad Pioneers through historical and modern photos. You will learn the story of the struggle to build the First Transcontinental Railroad especially here in Utah.

In the 1860’s, two photographers captured the progress of road construction and the crews along the path of the two railway companies. Alfred A. Hart was the photographer for the Central Pacific while photographer Andrew J. Russell worked with the Union Pacific.

150 years later, a free-lance photographer from Beijing became inspired by the work of these two men. Mr. Li Ju then made eight trips trekking across the U.S. to retrace Hart and Russell’s routes and documenting the exact location where

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Salt Lake City Public Library (Main Branch)

210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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