Baker City Chinese History

Baker City Chinese History (HM21KV)

Location: Baker City, OR 97814 Baker County
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N 44° 46.932', W 117° 48.474'

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Chinese were prominent working on railroads & gold mines in Baker County. The Baker City Chinatown was located by Powder River on Auburn Avenue where a Joss House was built in 1883. Chinese gardens on the east bank of Powder River between Springarden & Valley Ave were extensive. Working hard & living frugally they saved money to send home to family. They were subjected to all kinds of discrimination by law and excluded from the ballot box and witness stand in court. Thus Chinese were forced to labor as laundrymen, cooks, shepherds, & gardeners. Burials here were from 1880 to 1940. Remains were temporarily buried, bones exhumed, purified, returned to families in China, mostly Kwangtung Province as religious dictates required.
HM NumberHM21KV
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Date Added Sunday, September 10th, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11T E 436084 N 4959073
Decimal Degrees44.78220000, -117.80790000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 46.932', W 117° 48.474'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 46' 55.92" N, 117° 48' 28.44" W
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Area Code(s)541
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Windmill Rd, Baker City OR 97814, US
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