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Chinese laborers working on the railroad.
Chinese laborers workin...
undated : circa 1860s -...
 
Title Chinese laborers working on the railroad.
Date undated : circa 1860s - 1870s
Description Mules and workers stand on railroad enbankment. Tents are at back right. Hills are in the background.
Gin Chow, Santa Barbara farmer and businessman : early 1900s. Predicted date of 1925 earthquake and protected water rights of Lompoc Valley farmers.
Gin Chow, Santa Barbara...
early 1900s
 
Title Gin Chow, Santa Barbara farmer and businessman : early 1900s. Predicted date of 1925 earthquake and protected water rights of Lompoc Valley farmers.
Date early 1900s
Description Portrait of Gin Chow. Image originally obtained from Santa Barbara Historical Society.
Willie Lee and family, Santa Barbara : early 1900s. Will Lee was the cook for Mr. and Mrs. Edwards.
Willie Lee and family, ...
early 1900s
 
Title Willie Lee and family, Santa Barbara : early 1900s. Will Lee was the cook for Mr. and Mrs. Edwards.
Date early 1900s
Description Full-length, formal portrait of Willie Lee and two other family members. Image originally obtained from Santa Barbara Historical Society.
Charlie Sing, Domestic, San Marcos Hotel, Santa Barbara : 1889.
Charlie Sing, Domestic,...
1889
 
Title Charlie Sing, Domestic, San Marcos Hotel, Santa Barbara : 1889.
Date 1889
Description Charlie Sing stands on walkway near row of trees and picket fence. Image originally obtained from Santa Barbara Historical Society.
Building the railroad from surf to Gaviota was no easy task for the Chinese brought here to accomplish the job.
Building the railroad f...
circa 1900
 
Title Building the railroad from surf to Gaviota was no easy task for the Chinese brought here to accomplish the job.
Date circa 1900
Description Chinese crew builds the railroad from the surf to Gaviota, the most difficult terrain on the entire road from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Railroad track, cart, man and mule stand in gulley below platform that bridges two hills. Additional people are on the platform and hillcrest.
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