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Near Canyon Country in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Chinese Railroad Workers

 
 
Chinese Railroad Workers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, May 11, 2019
1. Chinese Railroad Workers Marker
Inscription.  
On this centennial we honor over three thousand Chinese who helped build the Southern Pacific Railroad and the San Fernando Tunnel. Their labor gave California the first north-south railway, changing the state’s history.
 
Erected 1976 by Chinese Historical Society of Southern California.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian AmericansRailroads & 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 7 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 Residence
Chinese Railroad Workers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, May 11, 2019
2. Chinese Railroad Workers Marker
The marker is on the left. On the right is a Lang Station marker.
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(approx. 5 miles away); Walker Ranch (approx. 5˝ miles away); The Walker Cabin (approx. 6˝ miles away); Oil in Placerita Canyon (approx. 6.6 miles away); Oak of the Golden Dream (approx. 6.6 miles away); a different marker also named Oak of the Golden Dream (approx. 6.6 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 . . .  Chinese Transcontinental Railroad Workers. Encyclopedia.com website entry (Submitted on July 3, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Chinese Railroad Workers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, May 11, 2019
3. Chinese Railroad Workers Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 275 times since then and 40 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.

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May. 25, 2022