Baker City in Baker County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Baker City Chinese History
Location. 44° 46.932′ N, 117° 48.474′ W. Marker is in Baker City, Oregon, in Baker County. Marker is on Windmill Road near Campbell Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baker City OR 97814, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chinese Shrine (within shouting distance of this marker); Baker (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Oregon Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); McCord House and Shop Gwilliam Brothers Bakery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bishop Building (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Masonic Temple (approx. 1.1 miles away); Basche-Sage Hardware Co. Building (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baker City.
More about this marker. The marker is located at the Chinese Cemetery.
Also see . . . Baker City Chinatown -- Oregon Encyclopedia. According to Sanborn fire insurance maps, there were over 50 structures in Chinatown by 1903, including 22 dwellings, 5 stores, 3 multi-story brothels, and 17 prostitute cribs, plus a brick temple housing a life-size Chinese idol on the second floor. For decades, several acres of land across Powder River from Chinatown were known as Chinese Gardens, cultivated by Chinese gardeners who sold their produce around town from baskets hung from a pole carried across their shoulders. (Submitted on September 10, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
Categories. • Asian Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.