Near Yreka in Siskiyou County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Yreka Chinese Cemetery
The Yreka Chinese Cemetery was created by the Yreka city Board of Trustees in August 1877. The United States government issued a patent to the Central Pacific Railroad on April 12, 1898, for a parcel of land that contained the cemetery plot. There were fiftytwo (sic) individuals interred in this cemetery.
Below is a list of the individuals interred in the Yreka Chinese Cemetery. The information on the marker is displayed in two columns and includes the individuals name and burial date.
Choung, Lim – 1905 Hey, Jim - 1905 Lan, Wing - ?? San, Chung Bing - 1905 Fong, _____ - 1906 Gee, _____ - 1906 Jung, Wong Gay – 1906 Joy, Ah - 1906 Moh, Long Wat – 1906 Sing, Hong – 1906 Wat, Mah Long – 1906 Wong, Pox Schong – 1906 Wong, Wag Gouin – 1906 Yuong, Joe – 1906 Haym Gook – 1907 Quon, Chin – 1907 Tong, Yu – 1907 Wong, Sing – 1907 Hang, Yan Fong – 1908 Ing, Lem Sow – 1908 Luy, Qung Suey – 1908 Sing, _____ – 1908 Wong, Chang Kee (infant) – 1908 Jung, Lew – 1909 Sing, Wong Kim Mrs. – 1909 Wing, Chung Lung – 1909 Wong, Charley See – 1909 Gino, Mark
The Chinese Legacy
Nearly all of the Chinese who searched of gold in Siskiyou County over 150 years ago came from the rich lowlands of Kwantung Province. Periods of flooding, crop failure, and civil unrest forced many young Chinese men to seek opportunities in the California gold fields.
In 1860, there were approximately 500 Chinese miners in Siskiyou County. By 1880, the Chinese mail population had risen to 1,568 (the census counted only men!). Some of these individuals has wives and families with them. While many Chinese men continued mining, others became merchants (highly respected and profitable
The Chinese in Siskiyou County were late arrivals, but these quiet, hard-working people made a great contribution to the general growth and development of this northern California county.
Location. 41° 44.376′ N, 122° 36.95′ W. Marker is near Yreka, California, in Siskiyou County. Marker is at the intersection of Montague Road (California Route 3) and Juniper Drive on Montague Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 517-Montague Road, Yreka CA 96097, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within Yreka Western (approx. one mile away); Siskiyou County High School (approx. 1.1 miles away); Gas Works (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of Yreka Inn / Site of Dr. Daniel Ream Ranch (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Greathouse/DeWitt Building (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Riddle Building (approx. 1.2 miles away); I.O.O.F. Building (approx. 1.2 miles away); Nicholas T. Delean Building (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yreka.
Categories. • Asian Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites •
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