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Transcontinental Railroad Symposium

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In this morning symposium, the Stanford Historical Society will reflect on the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad and its legacy at Stanford. Presenters Richard White, Hilton Obenzinger, C. Matthew Snipp, James Campbell and Laura Jones will discuss the impact of the railroad on American lives, fortunes, and society.

The Big Four
Richard White, Margaret Byrne Professor of American History, Stanford

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Impacting Cultures: The Chinese and Native Americans
Hilton Obenzinger, Associate Director, Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford University
C. Matthew Snipp, Senior Associate Vice Provost of Faculty Development and Diversity;Burnet C. and Mildred Finley Wohlford Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford

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Celestial Railroad Revisited: The Railroad in 19th Century American History and Culture
James Campbell, Edgar E. Robinson Professor in United States History, Stanford

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Stanford University’s Railroad Legacy
Laura Jones, Director, Heritage Services and University Archaeologist, Stanford

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The symposium is co-sponsored by Stanford Historical Society and Stanford Continuing Studies.