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Chinese workers are back in the narrative, 149 years after a celebratory golden spike driven in Utah completed the transcontinental railroad they helped build

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Golden Spike National Historical Site • The strains of taps drifted over the sagebrush of Box Elder County, honoring the workers who laid more than 1,700 backbreaking miles of track before fancy-looking white men in top hats put a hammer to a ceremonial golden spike in America’s first transcontinental railroad.

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