Charles Crocker, Transcontinental Railroad, Chinese Labor
 Charles Crocker, Transcontinental Railroad, Chinese Labor

Charles Crocker 


Born: September 16, 1822 in Troy, New York
Died: 1888 in Monterey, California

     Charles Crocker was a dry goods merchant, construction chief and one of the founders of the Central Pacific Railroad 

     Charles Crocker was President of the Contract and Finance Company, the construction firm of the Central Pacific 

     The Charles Crocker solution for manpower during the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad's part of the Transcontinental Railroad was Chinese labor

     Charles Crocker was also one of the organizers for the Southern Pacific Railroad

                 Charles Crocker Pictured at the top of the photo page

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