1864                           1964

This honors the heroism and hardihood of the thousands of Chinese Americans who played a major role in the history of Nevada.  From across the Pacific, the Chinese came to California during the Gold Rush of ′49 and on to the mountains and deserts of this state where they built railroads, cut timber, and performed countless tasks.

Sizable Chinese communities grew up in Virginia City and other towns.  Their contribution to the progress of the state in its first century will be forever remembered by all Nevadans.