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Indian immigrants work on railway construction

1906

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center

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  • Title: Indian immigrants work on railway construction
  • Date: 1906
  • Story: In the late 1800s and early 1900s, farmers from Punjab, oppressed by British taxation and restrictions on land ownership, settled along the American west coast. They worked alongside Chinese immigrants in lumber mills and iron factories and on railroads to support the nation’s industrial boom.
  • Quote: Indian immigrants work on railway construction, Pacific and Eastern Railroad, Oregon
  • Rights: Courtesy of the Southern Oregon Historical Society

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