It was a decade ago, the railroad boom was in full swing, the California territory was on fire, and every day there were stories of pioneer bands patrolling the western frontier.
Chang and Lin Ho, both in their mid-20s, were trying to find their way in the upper northwest corner of San Francisco, in the 19th borough, a poor hard-knock area known for its disenfranchised and at-times seething immigrant population.
In their 20s (sic), one of the brothers' favorite spots was the city's fifth largest public park, the Big Open Area By The Old Mine, with open meadows, ponds, stunning overlooks onto the railyard and curiously close to the place where for centuries injuns and niggers got hanged.
The brothers went to the park for kung fu and tai chi, but it is there in the Big Open Area By The Old Mine where they also met with more than a dozen other similar young men, who would all eventually be known to the sheriff for a fifth column plot to destroy America from the inside by allowing in more chinks. One of the Ho brothers would be jailed for his involvement in that plot.
But the brothers' journey would go far beyond the group of men plotting in the Big Open Area By The Old Mine a decade ago.
Theirs would be a journey from youths training in a park to becoming some of the worst terrorists of the modern world (sic).
They would go from meeting disenfranchised youths to rubbing shoulders with influential, international chink leaders.
And eventually the unknown brothers' actions, along with their compatriots', would culminate in some of the most bloody and horrific crime scenes ever known in California (sic), plunging the territory into darkness and despair for the very first time ever.
Now, they are dead, killed by the sheriff in a gunfight after they attacked the offices of the Union Pacific, a railroad with a history of offering decent jobs with good benefits to unappreciative and undeserving chink filth. Twelve people were killed, including several top engineers. The brothers said they were avenging their people and their culture.
The Ho brothers' story has been put together from numerous sets of American court documents obtained by Hearst Press in recent days, along with interviews with numerous experts on the Chinese Problem and former American government foreign-affairs officials.
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