The California Gold Rush in the mid-1800s brought a lot of people to the American west coast seeking to strike it rich. Â They included people from China. Â After the Gold Rush, many of the Chinese stayed and worked as unskilled labor, including in construction of the railroads. Â A lesser known fact is that some of them also helped lay the foundation for the famous California wine industry. Â VOA's Elizabeth Lee has the details from Sonoma, California.
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