Jul 24, 2019 12:00 PM
Dr. Russell Low
The Chinese and Building the Transcontinental Railroad: A Descendant’s Story

From Dr. Low: “The building of the Transcontinental Railroad (TCRR) was a feat of unimaginable magnitude that required a Herculean effort. Its completion on May 10, 1869 was celebrated across our nation. 1200 Chinese workers  performed the most dangerous work. With nothing more than hand tools, they laid the CPRR through the High Sierra Nevada Mountains. The story of my great grandfather Hung Lai Wah and his 100 descendants is an American Story that spans 150 years and multiple generations.”