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Archaeologists unearth first-ever house for Chinese transcontinental railroad workers in the US

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Archaeologists from the Utah State Historic Preservation Office have uncovered the first Chinese house for transcontinental railroad workers in the U.S. during an excavation of a ghost town in Terrace, Utah, last May.

The discovery: Preservation officer Chris Merritt led a team of archaeologists to conduct two excavations in September 2020 and May 2021, according to FOX13 Now.

Man Caught Casually Shoving Cleaning Woman onto Train Tracks in Hong Kong

An unprovoked attack on a defenseless female cleaner in Hong Kong was recently captured on video, sparking outrage among netizens when it emerged online.

The 59-year-old sanitation worker, identified only by her surname Leung, was suddenly pushed by a 56-year-old man onto a railroad track in the town of Yuen Long on Saturday at around 10:30 a.m., according to South China Morning Post.

California Finally Recognizes Chinese Workers Who Built America’s Railroads 148 Years Ago

After almost a century and a half, the Chinese railroad workers who labored for six years to construct the Transcontinental Railroad are finally being recognized for their huge contribution.

May 10 has been officially proclaimed California Chinese Railroad Workers Memorial Day in commemoration of the 12,000 Chinese railroad workers who helped construct the Transcontinental Railroad (formerly Pacific Railroad), 148 years after its completion.