Union Pacific Railroad

Rock cut near Aspen (Savage Stereoview)
Crew at rock cut, UPRR
Western Union
March 1869

Mr. Dodge: 

We've extended our lines way past Ogden now. Dan Casement has our crews grading miles ahead of where we're laying track. The problem now is that the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific are grading lines right next to each other.

Our Irish crews are not very happy with the Central Pacific's Chinese crews. Our people are in the habit of firing off their black powder in the road cuts without giving warning to the Chinese. Several of their Chinese crew members have been severely hurt. 

Yesterday the Chinese set off a blast and buried several of our men. This is getting out of hand.  [Is this true?  See Fiction or Fact?]


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