SALT LAKE CITY, May 11, 2019 - A performance is held to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the first U.S. transcontinental railroad, to which thousands of Chinese railroad workers have made great contribution, at the Golden Spike National Historical Park at Promontory Summit, an area of high ground roughly 100 km northwest of Salt Lake City, the United States, May 10, 2019. The first transcontinental railroad, also known as the Pacific Railroad, was a 3,000-km-plus continuous railroad line linking the eastern U.S. rail network with the Pacific coast. From 1864 to 1869, Chinese railroad workers, among the first Chinese immigrants to the United States, endured harsh working and living conditions to help build the mega project.

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Performers play the roles of railroad workers during a historical re-enactment to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the first U.S. transcontinental railroad, to which thousands of Chinese railroad workers have made great contribution, at the Golden Spike National Historical Park at Promontory Summit, an area of high ground roughly 100 km northwest of Salt Lake City, the United States, May 10, 2019.

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A guest shows the Golden Spike during the celebration for the 150th anniversary of the completion of the first U.S. transcontinental railroad, to which thousands of Chinese railroad workers have made great contribution, at the Golden Spike National Historical Park at Promontory Summit, an area of high ground roughly 100 km northwest of Salt Lake City, the United States, May 10, 2019.

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao delivers a speech during the celebration for the 150th anniversary of the completion of the nation's first transcontinental railroad, to which thousands of Chinese railroad workers have made great contribution, at the Golden Spike National Historical Park at Promontory Summit, an area of high ground roughly 100 km northwest of Salt Lake City, the United States, May 10, 2019.

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