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Project Remembers Chinese Railroad Workers in US Through Descendantsi
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May 14, 2014 4:06 AM
Almost 150 years ago, large numbers of Chinese started working on the U.S. transcontinental railroad, which allowed the United States to become a modern nation. Very little is known, however, about these workers and what happened to them. Stanford University is working on a project to piece together the lives of the Chinese railroad workers by reaching out to their descendants. Elizabeth Lee reports from Los Angeles.

Project Remembers Chinese Railroad Workers in US Through Descendants

Published May 14, 2014

Almost 150 years ago, large numbers of Chinese started working on the U.S. transcontinental railroad, which allowed the United States to become a modern nation. Very little is known, however, about these workers and what happened to them. Stanford University is working on a project to piece together the lives of the Chinese railroad workers by reaching out to their descendants. Elizabeth Lee reports from Los Angeles.


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by: Susie Wong Tso from: Rancho Palos Verdes, Ca
May 15, 2014 8:21 PM
Am glad that a study is done on the Chinese railroad workers. My great grandfather contracted at the age of 12. He was an orphan with an older sister and a younger brother to support. He worked so that he could send money to China for his siblings. He became literate in English and had beautiful writing.