California railroad construction relied on Chinese workers, seen moving granite near the opening of Summit Tunnel. When asked if Chinese could do the tough physical jobs, contractor Charles Crocker said, “They built the Great Wall of China, didn’t they?”
California railroad construction relied on Chinese workers, seen moving granite near the opening of Summit Tunnel. When asked if Chinese could do the tough physical jobs, contractor Charles Crocker said, “They built the Great Wall of China, didn’t they?” Courtesy California History Room California History Room, California State Library
California railroad construction relied on Chinese workers, seen moving granite near the opening of Summit Tunnel. When asked if Chinese could do the tough physical jobs, contractor Charles Crocker said, “They built the Great Wall of China, didn’t they?” Courtesy California History Room California History Room, California State Library

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May 23, 2015 02:36 PM

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