JOHN T. House of Representatives, Thursday, April 29, Speaker, today I rise to honor the Chinese-American community and pay tribute to its ancestors' contribution to the building of the American transcontinental railroad.
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Beforewhen the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway CPR made movement across the country cheap and convenient, British Columbia was difficult to access from other parts of Canada. Creating a better transportation system was essential to connect the new Confederation. With the beginning of the construction of the CPR in the s, Chinese workers were crucial for building the difficult western sections of the railway. Over the course of construction and by the end ofof the 9, railway workers, 6, were Chinese Canadians.
Print Article. Polly Bemis was one of the lucky ones. Only 4-foot-5 tall, she lived in Warren, Idaho, during a time when not everyone was nice to the Chinese.
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I am currently working on a History Day project in the perfomance category on Chinese immigration during the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. I have looked at pictures, but I still can't tell what type of clothing the Chinese workers and American foremen in charge of them wore. I will need to wear clothing similar to theirs for my performance so if you have any idea I would greatly appreciate it.
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By Erin Sylvester. The Chinese Railroad Workers Memorial. One man reaches up towards the large wooden log—big enough to crush him—and braces himself against the trestle.