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Chinese-American pride marks 150th anniversary of railroad

Salt Lake City - Thousands of people gathered Friday at the remote spot in the Utah desert where the final spikes of the Transcontinental Railroad were hammered 150 years ago, uniting a nation long separated by vast expanses of desert, mountains, and forests.
 

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Chinese workers in the snow constructing the first transcontinental railroad. From a sketch by Joesp...
Chinese workers in the snow constructing the first transcontinental railroad. From a sketch by Joesph Becker." Originally printed in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Vol. 29, February 6, 1870, p. 346.
"B&H", illustrator; sketch by Joesph Becker (1841-1910)

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