View of route used by Chinese escaping the Rock Springs Massacre

Some of the Chinese miners fled the 1885 riot through steep bluffs outside Rock Spring and out into the hills beyond. A number of them then followed the railroad line to Green River located 14 miles away. The railroad line would have been easy to find since mining was done close to the line during this time period. U.P. trainmen rescued them as they fled along the tracks.

Resource Identifier
Photo File: Wyoming-Rock Springs-Foreign Population, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
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