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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Next generations tell the buried tales of Chinese Northwesterners

Workers for the Great Northern Railway Co. straighten track for the new mainline through the eight-mile-long Cascade Tunnel, ca. 1928. Chinese workers built most local rail lines, cleared the way for Seattle city streets and dug the Lake Washington Ship Canal.