Chinese railroad worker collectors enamel pin. Limited Edition
The Central Pacific Railway Company heavily recruited Chinese immigrants to construct the transcontinental railroad from Sacramento, through the Sierra mountains, to Promontory, Utah Territory. Chinese laborers experienced discrimination, hostile work environments, low pay, and little recognition for their immeasurable contributions to the completion of the transcontinental railroad. These workers were often given the most back-breaking and hazardous work. The 150th anniversary honors the untold stories and contributions of the Chinese railroad workers and their descendants, who despite these obstacles, helped build the nation we know today.