Winnemucca, Nev. – Yesterday, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) visited Elko, Humboldt and Lander Counties. She spent her morning touring the Carlin Historical Society and the Chinese Railroad Workers Descendants Association’s new memorial and exhibit honoring 13 Chinese residents who lived and worked in Carlin approximately 100 years ago. In Battle Mountain, she also met with Lander County officials and members of the Battle Mountain Band of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone. In the afternoon, Cortez Masto held meetings with Humboldt County government representatives and finished her day in Winnemucca.
“I was proud to visit Carlin’s new memorial honoring 13 early settlers of the city’s historic Chinese community and learn more about the contributions of the thousands of Chinese immigrants who helped build the Transcontinental railroad and run Nevada’s mining towns. It’s clear that our rural and tribal communities not only help drive the Silver State’s economy, but also play an important role in preserving Nevada’s rich culture and history.
“I also had the privilege of meeting with local government officials and tribal leaders in Lander and Humboldt counties to discuss the innovative ways they’re meeting the unique needs of their communities. I’ll continue to fight to ensure that Nevada’s local leaders have the support and resources necessary to help the Silver State’s rural areas grow and thrive.”