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Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Central Pacificís Other Big Four

 
 
Central Pacificís Other Big Four Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 11, 2009
1. Central Pacificís Other Big Four Marker
Inscription. When the task of building the C.P.R.R. line over the Sierra provided too much for the Irish, Chinese laborers from Kwantung took over. Called Tze Yap or Four Districts Men, their hard work and perseverance earned them the nickname of “Cholly Clockerís Pets.”
 
Erected 1969 by New Helvetia No.5, E Clampus Vitus, May 10, 1969.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 38° 34.978′ N, 121° 30.064′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Click for map. Marker is located in the courtyard of the Ping Yuen Center, across from the AMTRAK Station. Marker is at or near this postal address: 420 "I" Street, Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. George Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Squatters Riot (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pony Express (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Pony Express (approx. 0.2 miles away); B.F. Hastings Bank Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Sacramento
Central Pacificís Other Big Four Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 11, 2009
2. Central Pacificís Other Big Four Marker
This marker is the smaller one on the right. (The marker on the left is a Chinese-American War Memorial Plaque unrelated to this marker)
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Folsom Powerhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); New England Seed Store (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum. A speech by the Hon. John T. Doolittle, presented to the U.S. House of Representatives on April 29, 1999, honoring the Chinese laborers and announcing the dedication of the “Cape Horn” Plaque in Colfax, California. [See “Cape Horn” marker, Placer County, Ca.]. This site also displays photos and gives a commentary of the Chinese laborer contributions towards the completion of the railroad. (Submitted on March 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 

2. 1865 – 1869, Chinese Labor and the Transcontinental Railroad. (Submitted on March 11, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Additional keywords. Chinese-Americans
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,008 times since then and 79 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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