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Marysville in Yuba County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Bok Kai Temple

 
 
Bok Kai Temple Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 15, 2006
1. Bok Kai Temple Marker
Inscription.  
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 & ReligionSettlements & 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
Bok Kai Temple Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 15, 2006
2. Bok Kai Temple Marker
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Kai Temple. 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.) 
 
Bok Kai Temple Side Entrance with Marker in Background - Right of the Steps image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 15, 2006
3. Bok Kai Temple Side Entrance with Marker in Background - Right of the Steps
Entrance to the Bok Kai Temple image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 15, 2006
4. Entrance to the Bok Kai Temple
Interior of Bok Kai Temple image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 15, 2006
5. Interior of Bok Kai Temple
Bok Kai Temple Donor Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 15, 2006
6. Bok Kai Temple Donor Plaque
Bok Kai Portal and Pavalion
Conceived and Constructed by the
Marysville Kiwanis Club
and the Contributors Listed Below
[List of contributors]
Bok Kai Temple Portal and Pavilion image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 15, 2006
7. Bok Kai Temple Portal and Pavilion
Kiwanis Club Donor Plaque is on Right
 
 
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.

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