Marysville in Yuba County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Bok Kai Temple
Dedicated March 21, 1880, this building replaced the first temple built nearby in the early 1850s. It has been a Chinese community project since 1866, serving as a meeting hall, court, school, and place of worship. In this 'Palace of Many Saints,' Bok Eye, the water god, is the central deity and has been celebrated in Marysville on Bomb Day since Chinese settled here.
Erected 1976 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in Cooperation with The Yuba County Historical Commission October 16, 1976. (Marker Number 889.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the Chinese Heritage Sites of the American West series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is March 21, 2005.
Location. 39° 8.138′ N, 121° 35.299′ W. Marker is in Marysville, California, in Yuba County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of First Street and D. Street. Marker is located on the grounds of the Bok Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marysville CA 95901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chinese Rock Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); Lord Sholto Douglas (within shouting distance of this marker); New Mecklenberg (within shouting distance of this marker); Davis Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Historical Monument of Macy’s (within shouting distance of this marker); Mission Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beckwourth Trail – Marysville (approx. 0.2 miles away); José Manuel Ramírez Rosales (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marysville.
Also see . . . Bok Kai Temple. Sacred Sites entry, 2008 update. (Submitted on September 25, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,300 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 25, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. 6, 7. submitted on November 21, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.