Thursday, 11 February 2010

The humble Chinese laundry washer: the unsung hero of the Wild West. Always there to wash a sweaty gold prospector's jeans or to toil under the sun on the railway line. Brought in via San Francisco to work as cheap labour on the Pacific railroad connecting the Wild West to the East Coast, thousands of Chinese immigrants entered America. They worked harder, longer and for far less than their fellow railroad workers but in the end they brought the Wild West one steel bar closer to civilisation.

(Wargames Foundry Old West Figures designed by Mark Copplestone)

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