Tom Lea: How The Chinese Put El Paso on The Map

thu23mar5:30 pmthu8:30 pm5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Tom Lea: How The Chinese Put El Paso on The MapThe Rich History of the Chinese in the Borderlands

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Tom Lea: How The Chinese Put El Paso on The Map

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. We invite you to participate in this discussion. We love to share images from our events with our social media audience. By RSVPing and/or attending the event you consent for us to share photos that may be taken of you at the event.

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Tom Lea Institute

915-533-0048 300 E Main St Ste 205, El Paso, TX 79901

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