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Where we really see their hard work is in the gold fields. These strong people are the Chinese. "One of the first gold-seekers was a Cantonese man named Chum Ming. He struck it rich near Sutter's Mill and wrote home to say so. Soon more Chinese were setting sail for California. In 1852, twenty thousand Chinese would come two thousand in a single day."

We know that there is a lot of discrimination against the Chinese, but we think they would be excellent railworkers. (Discrimination is treating people unfairly because of the way they look or think.) They work for long hours for low pay. We think the CPRR should hire some Chinese crews to work on the railroad.

C. Crocker

Chinese railroad workers
Anthony 7148

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