Chinese Shrine

Chinese Shrine (HM21KT)

Location: Baker City, OR 97814 Baker County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 46.921', W 117° 48.463'

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1890

This 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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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 436098 N 4959052
Decimal Degrees44.78201667, -117.80771667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 46.921', W 117° 48.463'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 46' 55.26" N, 117° 48' 27.78" W
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Area Code(s)541
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Windmill Rd, Baker City OR 97814, US
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