Find the Memory of Spike
Video Production by:
Rhythm Media Group, Inc.
China Guangdong Radio & Television
History of the Transcontinental Railroad
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Part 2 of 5
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The Chinese use gunpowder and experiment with nitro to blow through the mountains. The result was many Chinese killed in explosive accidents.
Part 4 of 5
The Chinese go on strike, but Crocker chooses to starve the Chinese to force them to work again.
Part 5 of 5
The Chinese break through the mountains and begin moving downhill through Nevada. A record is set of 10 miles of track a day while moving towards Utah. Crocker gives full credit to the Chinese and he hopes they are never forgotten.
The Transcontinental Railroad
(Amazing American History Documentary)
Chinese History by Yosemite National Park
Did you know that early Chinese immigrants played an important role in shaping the Yosemite that we know today? Join Park Ranger Yenyen Chan on an exploration of this impressive and surprising history.
Courtesy of the Nation Park Service
The History Channel presents:
Modern Marvels: Transcontinental Railroad
PBS / KQED article:
Workers of the Central Pacific Railroad
Washington University in St. Louis, Student Graduate Paper:
Chinese Inclusion Acts:
The Need for Representation of the Chinese
Railroad Workers at Golden Spike National Park