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The Chinese and the Iron Road

June 4, 2016

Photos: CPRR payroll document, courtesy California State Railroad Museum. J.B. Silvis, “China section gang Promontory, c. 1869-1870” Phil Choy Collection. "Chinese workers clearing snow from railroad tracks, 1886," photographer unknown, Courtesy of University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, UW552. Chinese laborers, Phil Choy Collection.

Photos: CPRR payroll document, courtesy California State Railroad Museum. J.B. Silvis, “China section gang Promontory, c. 1869-1870” Phil Choy Collection.
“Chinese workers clearing snow from railroad tracks, 1886,” photographer unknown, Courtesy of University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, UW552.
Chinese laborers, Phil Choy Collection.

NEW VENUE: YWCA Apartments Dining Room – 940 Powell Street, San Francisco (1 block from CHSA)

Chinese Historical Society of America invites you to an exclusive afternoon program celebrating the lives of pioneers, the Chinese railroad workers.

Featuring keynote remarks by Professor Gordon Chang of Stanford University, and community historian & railroad worker descendant Connie Young Yu. More program details TBA.

Lunch included with admission price. Tickets are limited, RSVP today!

We will also be selling The Archaeology of Chinese Railroad Workers in North America (2015 SHA CoPublications, paperback) for $25, but the eBook version is available here for $20.

 

Details

Date:
June 4, 2016
Event Category:

Venue

YWCA Apartments – Dining Room
940 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Organizer

CHSA Museum
Phone:
415-391-1188
Email:
info at chsa.org
Website:
chsa.org