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Exhumed remains of 13 Chinese

men to be reburied in Nevada

CARLIN, Nev. (AP) — The remains of 13 Chinese men unearthed in northeast Nevada more than two decades ago will finally be reburied in the Carlin City Cemetery.

The remains will be honored with a traditional Chinese ceremony Tuesday, the Elko Daily Free Press reported . The remains had been sent for archaeological study in 1996.

“They will be laid to rest back where they should have been,” said Margaret Johnston, a Carlin City Council member.

Thousands of Chinese immigrants arrived in the western United States to work in mines following the California Gold Rush in 1848, and later, many were hired to construct the Transcontinental Railroad in the 1880s.

A Carlin property owner discovered the remains after doing some digging in November 1996. The caskets were exhumed from the forgotten Chinese cemetery by archaeologists from the Nevada State Museum, the U.S. Forest Service and the Elko County Chapter of the Nevada Archaeological Association.

The finding gained attention because there have been only a few professional archaeological excavations of Chinese cemeteries in the country, said Tim Murphy, a retired archaeologist living in Elko. Most early Chinese immigrants requested that their remains be sent back to China after their deaths.

CEO Musk: Tesla hits weekly goal

of making 5,000 Models 3s

Electric car maker Tesla Inc. has delivered on its CEO’s promise to build a lower-priced car at a rate of 5,000 per week by the end of June.

CEO Elon Musk sent an e-mail to company employees Sunday praising them for producing 5,000 Model 3s, a compact car that’s designed to shift Tesla from a niche manufacturer to a mainstream automaker.

The e-mail was reported by the website Electrek, and the company confirmed its authenticity.

Model 3 sales are critical to Tesla’s future. Last summer, Musk promised to build 5,000 per week by December and 10,000 per week in 2018. But he also warned at the time that Tesla was entering at least six months of “manufacturing hell” as it tried to hit the targets.

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