Chinese workers, first of the Southern Pacific Railroad, followed by the Texas and Pacific and others, put El Paso on the map as the Second Transcontinental Railroad connection of the United States.
Tom Lea commemorated the The Arrival of the First Train in El Paso in 1956 with an intricately detailed pen & ink which is now in the collection of the El Paso Museum of History.
The contributions of the Chinese who came to El Paso and made it their home add to the rich cultural heritage of the Valley at the Pass.
Over the past 27 years, Anna Fahy has researched the rich history of the Chinese in the Borderlands.
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