THE WORLD OF GOLD MOUNTAIN-
IMAGINE you are a young man, a “fuse runner,”
whose job it is to light fuses and run as fast as you can to stay alive…
and then, do it all again.
It is 1866 in the Sierra Nevada. Thousands of Chinese men
are building the world's first Transcontinental Railroad.
One woman arrives, and changes the lives of all she touches.
Jason received the 2021 ASCAP Foundation Harold Adamson Award for lyric writing in December.
The Utah state legislature presented Gold Mountain with a special citation honoring all involved for their contributions to the heritage, culture, and historical narrative of the state, as well as "increasing the appreciation of what it means to be American..."
Photo by Lia Chang