Transcontinental Railroad http://kalw.org en A history built on hearsay: Tales of the early Chinese settlers http://kalw.org/post/history-built-hearsay-tales-early-chinese-settlers-0 <p>In the mid-1800s, the Gold Rush brought enthusiastic settlers westward, from across the United States. At the same time, another migration was flowing eastward.</p><p>Over three decades, the country&rsquo;s Chinese population grew from 4,000 to over 100,000. The immigrants who landed on California&rsquo;s shores followed the Transcontinental Railroad across the state, building pockets of community along the way.</p> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 22:41:49 +0000 Erica Mu 6563 at http://kalw.org A history built on hearsay: Tales of the early Chinese settlers