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Virginia City in Storey County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Chinatown

 
 
Chinatown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
1. Chinatown Marker
Inscription. Two blocks east of here once stood a Chinese community of almost 2,000 people. They came to Nevada during the mining days and did much of the hard work that helped establish the State. This honors the Chinese pioneers who played a major role in Nevadaís early history.
1864 – 1964

 
Location. 39° 18.651′ N, 119° 38.972′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Nevada, in Storey County. Marker is at the intersection of South C Street (Nevada Route 341) and Union Street when traveling south on South C Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Virginia City NV 89440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of International Hotels (here, next to this marker); Founders of Julia C. Bulette Chapter (within shouting distance of this marker); African Americans And The Boston Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); The Delta (within shouting distance of this marker); Red Light District (within shouting distance of this marker); Piperís Opera House (within shouting distance of this
Chinatown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 9, 2009
2. Chinatown Marker
This marker is the upper marker. Site of International Hotels marker is the lower marker.
marker); a different marker also named Piperís Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia City (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Virginia City.
 
Also see . . .  Chinese in Nineteenth Century Nevada. A Nevada On-line encyclopedia article on Chinese in Nevada. (Submitted on September 2, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
 
Additional keywords. Chinese Americans
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Site of International Hotels and Chinatown Markers image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, August 24, 2009
3. Site of International Hotels and Chinatown Markers
Markers can be seen right behind the Virginia City "Resident" and Piper's Opera House is seen in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,291 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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