Gold Run in Placer County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Chinese Railroad Workers
Erected 2009 by The State Department of Transportation and the Placer County Historical Society, July 3, 2009.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Transcontinental Railroad marker series.
Location. 39° 10.791′ N, 120° 51.077′ W. Marker is in Gold Run, California, in Placer County. Marker is on Interstate 80. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Gold Run Safety Rest Area - Eastbound Interstate 80 between Sawmill and Gold Run Overcrossings. Marker is in this post office area: Gold Run CA 95717, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hydraulic Mining (approx. ¼ mile away); Gold Run (approx. half a mile away); Adobe Store Building (approx. 1.8 miles away); Dutch Flat (approx. The Stevens Trail (approx. 5 miles away); Iowa Hill (approx. 5.1 miles away); Cape Horn Promontory (approx. 5.2 miles away); Old Bear River Bridge (approx. 6.7 miles away).
Regarding Chinese Railroad Workers. See Cape Horn Promontory Nearby Marker for additional information.
Also see . . .
1. Chinese-American Contribution to the Transcontinental Railroad. This article by the Central Pacific Railroad Museum details the history of the Chinese laborer and their contribution to the building of the Transcontinental Railroad over the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California - complete with several vintage photos. (Submitted on October 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. The Workers of the Central Pacific. (Submitted on October 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
Additional keywords. Chinese-Americans, Transcontinental Railroad
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,774 times since then and 37 times this year. Last updated on October 27, 2011, by Phil Sexton of Sacramento, California. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 21, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.