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Remembering the Chinese Railroad

  • Islands Library 50 Johnny Mercer Boulevard Savannah, GA, 31410 United States (map)

Where: Islands Library

Price: Free

Trace the footsteps of history through the journey of the Chinese railroad workers who constructed the First Transcontinental Railroad. Professor Zhang will present her research through photographs, archival documents, and a Q&A session.

May 10, 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad. Between 1863-1869, some 120,000 Chinese railroad workers helped construct 690 miles of railroad. Faced with harsh conditions, the Chinese railroad workers set one record after another, and worked themselves into history books.

Earlier Event: April 21
Savannah Asian Cultural Festival
Later Event: April 25
Remembering the Chinese Railroad