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Building the railroad from surf to Gaviota was no easy task for the Chinese brought here to accomplish the job
Black Gold Cooperative Library System
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1900
Contributing Institution
Black Gold Cooperative Library System
Asian/Pacific - Americans on the Central Coast
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Lompoc Valley Historical Society
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Chinese crew builds the railroad from the surf to Gaviota, the most difficult terrain on the entire road from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Railroad track, cart, man and mule stand in gulley below platform that bridges two hills. Additional people are on the platform and hillcrest.
1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 X 26 cm.
Lompoc Valley (Calif.)
Chinese Americans--Employment--California--Santa Barbara County
Asian Americans--California--Santa Barbara County
Railroad construction & maintenance--California--Santa Barbara County
Part of "Historical Photos of Four Ethnicities on California's Central Coast" Collection
Originally published as part of Asian/Pacific - Americans on the Central Coast: a photo essay

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