Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Bit of Canadian History

~ 17,000 men from China took part in building the Western Canadian portion of the Canadian Pacific Railroad.

4,000 died in the process

The survivors disappeared into history with not even one of their names remembered as having been part of this Herculean task.

1 comment:

Ginx said...

Eh, they built a big wall that was much worse, and I think they had a choice in coming to Canada. If they were piled into ships and sent over here to work as slaves, my mistake.