Tracing the Path Photo Exhibit

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Presented by Chinese Railroad Workers Descendants Association and Golden Spike 150 at Utah State Capitol Building, Salt Lake City UT

Jan 23 2019
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Jun 26 2019
Tracing the Path Photo Exhibit

A photographic journey through time tracing the historic race across the West to complete the first Transcontinental Railroad at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory on May 10th, 1869.

Come see a special photographic exhibit on the fourth floor of the Utah State Capitol building.  Tracing the Path celebrates the pivotal contribution Utah made to U.S. History 150 years ago.

On May 10, 1869, the first Transcontinental Railroad joined the industrial East with the resource-rich West ‘with unbreakable ties of steel.’

Tracing the Path uses both historic and modern photographs to tell the story of how workers from California clawed through the Sierra Nevada mountains and

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ADMISSION INFO

Free Admission

Contact: 8019162712

Email: lsantee@gmail.com

INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

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Two other exhibits will also appear beside Tracing the Path at the State Capitol from January 23 to June 26, 2019. Utah State University presents A World Transformed, an overview of the tremendous impact of the Transcontinental Railroad. The final exhibit, Death, Taxes, and an Unexpected Windfall by the Utah Department of Heritage & Arts and the Utah Capitol Commission, tells the story of how the estate of railroad mogul E.H. Harriman transformed the art and architecture of the Capitol building.

These three organizations will hold a grand opening reception together on January 23rd from 3 pm to 5 pm.

There will be 15 minutes of opening remarks by USU and the Chinese Railroad Workers Descendants Association. We will have some light refreshments and optional tours and talks with curators.

The exhibits are ready now for public preview.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

Utah State Capitol Building

350 N. State Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84103

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  1. For many years I have felt sorry that Chinese RR workers were treated so poorly and did not receive more recognition for the part they played in the Transcontinental RR.

    I teach 4th grade and would be happy for any information/stories you can provide that I can share with my students–or would love links to sites that can provide more information.

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