Chinese railroad workers in California, around 1869

Archaeologists in Utah have unearthed artifacts from a long-abandoned town once populated by Chinese workers who helped build the first transcontinental railroad in the mid-19th century. Along with the remains of a building that housed some of the workers, the team found porcelain bowls, a medicine bottle, tools for writing Chinese characters, and a 17th-century coin that was probably minted in China and kept as a good luck charm, reports Erin Cox for Fox 13.

For the full article, see: Artifacts Used by Chinese Transcontinental Railroad Workers Found in Utah | Smart News | Smithsonian Magazine

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