Near Canyon Country in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Chinese Railroad Workers
Erected 1976 by Chinese Historical Society of Southern California.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian Americans • Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Chinese Heritage Sites of the American West series list.
Location. 34° 25.965′ N, 118° 22.589′ W. Marker is near Canyon Country, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Lang Station Road 0.4 miles east of Soledad Canyon Road, on the left when traveling east. Located 0.2 mi. past the railroad crossing, next to the tracks. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14000 Lang Station Rd, Santa Clarita CA 91390, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lang Station (here, next to this marker); Lang Southern Pacific Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Toney ResidenceOak of the Golden Dream (approx. 6.4 miles away); a different marker also named Oak of the Golden Dream (approx. 6.4 miles away); Firefighters (approx. 7.2 miles away); a different marker also named Oak of the Golden Dream (approx. 7˝ miles away); Lest We Forget (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canyon Country.
Regarding Chinese Railroad Workers. Facing poverty and civil war at home, laborers from Guangdong Province in China left home to make a living to support their families. Chinese railroad laborers were the first wave of Chinese immigrants in the United States and were recruited by railroad labor contractors to do dangerous and difficult jobs. The contributions of these workers to the completion of the railroads was mostly ignored by historical records.
Also see . . . Centennial Marker Unveiling. (Submitted on May 12, 2019.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 11, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.