Lens-Artists Photo Challenge # 199: Mechanical/Industrial Past

Railroads opened up the American west. They were built by cheap labor, imported from China.

For this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, hosted by Journeys with Johnbo, self is sharing photos of a memorial to these laborers, at the train station in San Luis Obispo, a small town on California’s central coast. The memorial is by artist Elizabeth MacQueen.

Self knows San Luis Obispo, as son attended Cal Poly there. Last summer, when California opened up again after over a year of lockdown, she drove there to see if it had changed. It hadn’t.

3 Comments

  1. Tina Schell said,

    May 17, 2022 at 12:39 am

    Lovely – and so true.

  2. Amy said,

    May 17, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    Thank you for this post. These pioneers don’t get recognized often…

    • May 17, 2022 at 1:42 pm

      I was impressed that this little town paid to have this memorial put up. Right here, on the central coast. MAJOR FLEX! San Luis Obispo, people.


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