Early Chinese: Building the First Transcontinental, Building America
May 10, 2019, is the 150th Anniversary of the Golden Spike ceremony that marked the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in 1869. Two railroad companies, the Union Pacific building from the East, and the Central Pacific from the West, competed for five years across mountains, deserts, the Great Plains, and Native American territory, meeting in northern Utah. The vast majority of workers on the western half, the Central Pacific Railroad, were Chinese.
Eugene Moy from the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California (CHSSC) will give a presentation on the role of the Chinese in building the first transcontinental, as well as their many other contributions toward the building of America.
Camarillo Public Library, Community Room
4101 Las Posas Rd.
Camarillo, CA 93010