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Chinese Roots:Sketches of Life in Washington Township

Chinese Roots:Sketches of Life in Washington Township

Conquering the Sierra; Putting America in Motion

Thousands of unknown Chinese workers played a vital role in building America's first transcontinental railroad across a tremendous mountain range.

Phil Sexton, park director for California State Parks, Sacramento, will talk about the construction of the railroad and its profound effects on both the nation and California. 

This lecture is part of a series in conjunction with a special exhibit at the Fremont Main Library prepared by Janet Barton and other members of the "Chinese History Project" or the Washington Township Museum of Local History. The Chinese History Project focuses on the history of the early Chinese from the museum's archives and other partner organizations including the Roeding Archives of the California Nursery Company and the Shinn archives managed by the Mission Peak Heritage Foundation. 

Related LibGuide: Fremont Local History Resources by Janet Cronbach

Monday, January 28, 2019
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Fukaya Room A, Fukaya Room B
Fremont Main Library
  Community and Culture  

The Library is wheelchair accessible. An ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter will be provided for this program if requested at least 7 days in advance. For assistance, please contact your library or accessibility@aclibrary.org.  Events subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.

All Alameda County Library events are free.