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Tag Archives: Rock Springs
Wyoming’s Chinese Dragon
For more than twenty years, the communities in Rock Springs’ and Evanston’s Chinatowns shared and displayed a large, colorful dragon during their Lunar (Chinese) New Year Parade. The soon-to-be famous dragon first made front page news in 1895, when it … Continue reading
The Searchlight Club: Elevating Cheyenne’s African American Women
August 26 marks the date in 1920 when American women were enfranchised equally with their male counterparts. Nonetheless, African American women continued facing barriers to voting for decades, as well as negative stereotypes, harassment, and unequal access to jobs, housing, … Continue reading
The Rock Springs Massacre, Sept.2, 1885
During the summer of 1885, tensions had been building between Chinese coal miners and European coal miners in Rock Springs, Wyoming Territory. Both groups were employed by the Union Pacific Coal Company and were having a dispute over wages. According … Continue reading
Happy Chinese New Year!
Here’s a photograph from the American Heritage Center’s collections to help mark the beginning of the Chinese New Year, which starts today. 2014 is the year of the horse in the Chinese zodiac calendar.