Central Pacific Railroad

Mr. Crocker, 

We talked to many people, and we found a group of hardworking men and women. Many came after gold was discovered in California in 1849.  They were working in the fields around Sacramento. They've been turning swampland into good farmland. They are working in the vineyards of Napa and Sonoma counties.

Chinese Market, San Francisco (Houseworth Stereoview, detail)
Chinese Market, San Francisco
Chinese Joss House, San Francisco (Stereoview detail)
Chinese Joss House, San Francisco
They were working making cigars, doing laundry, being shopkeepers, and doctors. One doctor, Yee Fung Cheung, worked in Fiddletown as a doctor. He even treated Governor Leland Stanford's wife, Jane, who was very sick in 1862.

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