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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Scholarship on historical and contemporary photographs of the Central Pacific Railroad sites is currently under review to be published digitally in these project pages. The first piece will be the…

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“Water Train, opposite Humboldt Lake”

Thursday, May 2, 2013

View of water train in foreground. Chinese workers and railroad tracks are seen on right. Courtesy of the California History Room, California State Library.

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“Track Repairers, Empire City, Nevada”

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Carleton E. Watkins. Track Repairers, Empire City, Nev., n.d. Stereocard. Watkins New Series of Pacific Coast Views, #4077. Chas. B. Turrill Coll. The Society of California Pioneers.

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“Cement Ridge near Crystal Ridge”

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Lawrence & Houseworth Albums. Cement Ridge near Crystal Lake, c. 1860-70. Gift of Florence V. Flinn.  The Society of California Pioneers.

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“Wood Train and Chinaman in Bloomer Cut”

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Lawrence & Houseworth Albums. Wood Train and Chinaman in Bloomer Cut, c. 1860-70. Gift of Florence V. Flinn.  The Society of California Pioneers.

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“Chinamen going to work on the California and Oregon R.R.”

Monday, April 29, 2013

Courtesy of the California History Room, California State Library, Sacramento, California.

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“Filling in Secret Town Tressle, C.P.P.R., Cal.”

Monday, April 29, 2013

View of railroad bridge and trestle, Secret Town, Chinese railroad workers in left foreground. Courtesy of the California History Room, California State Library, Sacramento, California.

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“Chinese Camp, Brown’s Station”

Monday, April 29, 2013

View of Chinese camp at Brown’s Station. Courtesy of the California History Room, California State Library, Sacramento, California.

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“East Portal of Summit Tunnel and Wagon Road of Tunnel No. 1”

Monday, April 29, 2013

View of railroad tunnel at summit under contruction. A horse team with wagons is seen on road to tunnel, and Chinese railroad workers are seen in the foreground. Courtesy…

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“Prospect Hill Cut”

Monday, April 29, 2013

Shows road being cut through the mountains. Chinese workers are standing among group of horse drawn wagons. Courtesy of the California History Room, California State Library, Sacramento, California.

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