In 1872 thirty young Chinese boys landed in San Francisco to begin a ten-year period of education in the colleges and technical institutions of the United States. These students and the others who followed them returned to their homeland as the first Chinese to receive an extensive education in Western technology and ideas.
“China’s First Hundred,” as they were called, built China’s first railroads, developed China’s mines, constructed a nationwide system of telegraph lines, became naval officers in an attempt to modernize China’s navy, and took a prominent part in the events leading to the Revolution of 1911.
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During World War II, the US Navy manufactured anti-submarine and anti-torpedo nets at Naval Magazine Indian Island in Puget Sound.
These nets, supported by large buoys similar to the one used as an oven at the Washington State University Bread Lab, protected the munitions at Indian Island, among other ports.