1900s Migrant Worker Woes

Construction of the Western Pacific Railroad near Constantia. Courtesy of Marie H. Gould
It is interesting to note how the local newspapers made caustic remarks when Japanese farm laborers were brought in to work the sugar beet fields on the east side of the Honey Lake Valley. While there was a local work force available, those workers refused to do that kind of hard labor. During this same time period when the Western Pacific Railroad constructed its line through the lower of end Honey Lake Valley the bulk of its workforce was Hindus and Greeks.

One thought on “1900s Migrant Worker Woes”

Leave a Reply to Chiguaque Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *