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History of Chinese Americans - Wikipedia

The history of Chinese Americans or the history of ethnic Chinese in the United States relates to the three major waves of Chinese immigration to the United States with the first beginning in the 19th century.

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CHINESE-AMERICAN CONTRIBUTION TO TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD

Chinese labor was suggested, as they had already helped build the California Central Railroad, the railroad from Sacramento to Marysville and the San Jose Railway.

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RACE - History - Transcontinental Railroad and the Western ...

In 1865, the Union Pacific Railroad began laying track, progressing about one mile per day westward. Chinese workers, employed by the Central Pacific in California, provided the labor to push through the mountains.

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Amazon.com: American Experience - Transcontinental Railroad: Michael Murphy, Michael Chin, Mark Zwonitzer: Movies & TV

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Completing the Transcontinental Railroad, 1869

A railroad linking America's east and west coasts had been a dream almost since the steam locomotive made its first appearance in the early 1830s. The need for such a link was dramatized by the discovery of gold in California in 1848 that brought thousands to the West Coast. At that time only two ...

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Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad ...

Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad [David Haward Bain] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. After the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad was the nineteenth century's most transformative event.

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History: First Transcontinental Railroad - Ducksters

Kids learn about the First Transcontinental Railroad. Fun facts about the route, the Union Pacific, and the Pacific Railroad Act.

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Golden Spike National Historic Site (U.S. National Park Service)

The first transcontinental railroad inspired many stories and saw the end of an era of American history. Learn more about the history.

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Transcontinental Railroad - Inventions - HISTORY.com

Find out more about the history of Transcontinental Railroad, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com

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First Transcontinental Railroad - Central Pacific Railroad ...

Central Pacific Railroad construction in the 1860's. Stereoviews, engravings, maps, and documents are treasures of western Americana that illustrate the history of the first transcontinental railroad, built from Sacramento, California over the Sierra Nevada mountains, the to end of track at the Golden Spike Ceremony at Promontory, Utah where ...

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First Transcontinental Railroad - Wikipedia

The First Transcontinental Railroad (also called the Great Transcontinental Railroad, known originally as the "Pacific Railroad" and later as the "Overland Route") was a 1,912-mile (3,077 km) continuous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 that connected the existing eastern U.S. rail network at Omaha, Nebraska/Council Bluffs, Iowa ...

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Cultural Impact - The Transcontinental Railroad

The Linda Hall Library Transcontinental Railroad website was created with generous support from the BNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe) Foundation. The site offers visitors a brief history of the building of the transcontinental railroad as well as information on the history and technology of 19th century railroads.

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Open Collections Program: Immigration to the US, Immigration ...

The history of immigration and emigration in the United States is closely linked to the history of railroads. Immigrants were not only integral to the construction of the transcontinental railroads that facilitated western expansion, but they also used the railroad to migrate west and to form new ...

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The First Transcontinental Railroad

The epic building of America's greatest rail road. The coming of the Transcontinental Railroad (TCRR), the first communication revolution in the United States.

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