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Re: Old Chinese Cemetery Uncovered in Los Angeles


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Posted by helen (203.109.224.119) on March 26, 2006 at 04:23:33:

In Reply to: Old Chinese Cemetery Uncovered in Los Angeles posted by helen on March 26, 2006 at 04:21:54:

By David Pierson, Times Staff WriterMarch 15, 2006 They could not marry, they could not own property, and they performed the most undesirable jobs: ditch diggers, canal builders, house boys. They were banned from most shops and public institutions and were the target of racist violence that went unpunished.Los Angeles was home to an estimated 10,000 Chinese in the late 19th century almost all men who came to America to work on the railroads and ended up in desperate straits, crowded into a filthy Chinese ghetto near what is now Union Station. recent discovery by a new generation of railway workers building the extension of the Gold Line commuter rail line through Boyle Heights has unearthed this dark but largely forgotten period in Los Angeles history



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