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Descendants reflect on Chinese rail workers 150 years later

(Source: Associated Press, May 9, 2019)

OGDEN, Utah ó Michael Kwan canít help but think about what life was like on a daily basis for his great-great-grandfather in the 1860s, working 12-hour days in Californiaís Sierra Nevada mountain range on the Transcontinental Railroad that would reshape the American landscape. Kwan and other Chinese Americans are pushing for these workers ó some of whom lost their lives building the Western portion of the railroad ó to get more than a token mention in history books.

Full story: www.apnews.com

Thursday, May 9, 2019

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