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On this Day in American history, September 2, 1885 — White Miners Riot Against Chinese Laborers in Rock Springs, Wyoming

In 1885, the Union Pacific Railroad employed 500 coal miners in Rock Springs, Wyoming, two-thirds of whom were Chinese. White miners, angry that the railroad was hiring Chinese miners to take their jobs, decided to drive the Chinese out of … Continue reading

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