1890This Chinese prayer house was used to honor the departing spirits by burning incense and prayer papers. The prayer papers were brown paper with some million little pinholes & pushed through the alter window. In traditional Chinese religion the many holes are believed to deter evil spirits who must pass through all the holes. By the time they have done so the deceased spirit safely escapes to the after life avoiding being a wandering spirit. Each spring Chinese visited the shrine during Ching Ming Festival to burn incense & put food offerings on the grave as a wandering spirit let undesirable things happen. The festival date is determined by the Lunar calender (sic) & usually occurs during the first of April. Marjorie Fong of Baker City furnished this Chinese History.
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|Date Added||Sunday, September 10th, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||11T E 436098 N 4959052|
|Decimal Degrees||44.78201667, -117.80771667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 46.921', W 117° 48.463'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 46' 55.26" N, 117° 48' 27.78" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near Windmill Rd, Baker City OR 97814, US|
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