|People & Life Ways|
|Riches, Ranching & Railroads|
"Good morning. My name is Katie Pollock. In Cantonese my name is lun lab duck.
In the early 1900s there
were as many as 800 Chinese in the Carson City area. Few were women
and children. The men came to seek their fortune in the land of the
golden mountains. These Chinese performed many useful tasks for the
lowest wages. They also worked mine tailings whenever they could.
In the 1950s, however, there remained only 6 elderly Chinese as they were
mistreated and driven away. Today, there are about 100 orientals
residing in Carson City out of a total population of 50,000. The
Chinese are still indeed in the minority."
Reader: Katie Pollock
Nevada Department of Transportation