Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the First Transcontinental Railroad​

Ging Cui, Wong Fook, and Lee Shao, three of the eight Chinese workers who put the last rail in place, on a float at the 50th Anniversary celebration of the completion of the transcontinental railroad in Ogden, Utah. Photo courtesy: Amon Carter Museum of American Art Archives, Fort Worth, TX

Since 2018, the 1882 Foundation has organized annual interpretive tours of historic railroad sites in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, chronicling the contribution and legacy of Chinese railroad workers. Learn more about the tour and how you can get involved!

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, we will not be running a tour in 2020. To stay up to date with details and registration for our next tour in Fall 2021, please submit an interest form here.

The Return to Gold Mountain Tour group at the California State Railroad Museum

For a list of additional resources, please visit this link.