Description: In this video, which is a segment of a symposium, Barbara Wyatt of the National Park Service discusses the various kinds of designation for historic sites that can be assigned, especially with regard to the Summit Tunnel area of the Transcontinental Railroad construction. She discusses the difference between National Monuments and National Historic Landmarks and what it would take to get each designation from the US government to honor the Chinese laborers who built the railroad.
Coverage (place): California
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Theme: Railroad and Labor / Government, Policy, and Activism
Subject: Transcontinental Railroad, National Historic Landmark Designation, Summit Tunnel
Date: 9 May 2019